These Winter Nail Designs Will Seriously Upgrade Your Manicure

Even though we're in the heart of fall right now, it's never too soon to start prepping your wardrobe (and your beauty shelf) for the new, chillier season. That's right—winter's arrival will be here in no time (in some places, the first snowfall has already happened), so it might be wise to start thinking ahead. Maybe you want to scoop up a cozy but chic coat that'll keep you warm when the temperatures drop into the low 30s or perhaps you're in search of some durable snow boots for that dreaded morning commute? Well, we've got you covered.

Today's focus, however, takes us into the world of beauty. Specifically, to the nail salon. We've rounded up some seriously strong winter nail design ideas that will instantly upgrade your manicure come December (they'll make for some great Instagram content, too). From fluttering snowflakes to blue glitter, ahead see the winter nail designs that will actually get you excited for the chilly weather.

Glitter is the definition of festive.

What says wintertime more than a snowflake mani? Nothing.

We're loving this holographic glitter.

Blue + glitter = the perfect winter nail design.

Try a cool negative-space mani with an optic-white polish.

This one's so easy to re-create at home.

This one looks just like the night sky.

So chic. So festive.

Plaid manis are huge right now.

How fresh is this French manicure?

No nail design roundup is complete without the gradient trend.

Next up, the best OPI nail colors to buy now, hands down.