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Most Laid-Back: Navy Nails

The Look: Jewel tones hit not only the lids this season, but also the fingertips. Retire the greige shades (finally!) and reach for deep indigo with shimmery flecks—fall’s go-to dark polish.

Seen At: Cacherel, DKNY, Zac Posen

DIY: Since dark shades show wear and tear faster than a neutral tone, prep nails with a base coat. “It gives the polish something to adhere to so it won’t chip as quickly,” says Mike Potter, creator of Knock Out Cosmetics, who used the shade backstage at DKNY’s New York show. Bonus: A base prevents the polish from staining the nail.