Beauty Bite: Textured Nail Polish To Try For Fall

Three chic nail art textures perfect for wearing with fall’s knits, plaid patterns and leather

While it may still be warm enough for summer clothes, the calendar change to September marks the high season for fashion lovers as Spring 2014 Fashion Weeks start and wardrobe updates commence. While spring and summer can be fun, fall is the time to get serious. We’re talking leather and (faux) fur and fabrics with more weight and texture to them. Fall also means kicking your super sweet, neon and floral-painted manis to the curb. It’s time to take inspiration from richer, tougher textures.

Chalkboard nails

Ciaté Chalkboard Manicure, $25

Fall doesn’t need to be totally free of fun and whimsy. Ciaté has added chalkboard polish to its collection of caviar, velvet and foil nail kits. Perfect for that back-to-school nostalgia, draw graphic chalk shapes and patterns on your matte chalkboard nails and wear with your most minimal fall ensembles. Available at

Nails Inc

Nails Inc. Concrete Nail Polish, $13

The company that inspired It Girl Alexa Chung with its Leather Effect polish, Nails Inc., has launched Concrete Nail Polish. Toughen up fall’s glamorous silhouettes or bright and bold fur skirts with this edgy polish with a slightly gritty texture. Available at


Kiss Nail Dress Jeweled Nail Strips, $10.99

Pass up last year’s glitter polish for a luxe jewelled look courtesy of Kiss Nail Dress Jeweled Nail Strips. In a pattern reminiscent of Britney Spears’ Toxic bejewelled body suit, these nail strips feature gold droplets on a nude background. Pair with metallic makeup and contrast with Chanel-inspired nubbly tweeds or body-con leather. Available at