Fall 2014 Runway Nail Trends

The last fashion shows from the Paris Fashion Week fall 2014 marked the end of a glam filled month during which we managed to take a closer look at the styles and fashion trends that will define the second half of this year, but style trends are only part of the story. The fall 2014 beauty trends are just as important since they manage to provide cool ideas for easy and inexpensive updates which can have a significant impact on one's overall looks.

For nail art enthusiasts, the fall 2014 nail trends were especially interesting to watch as they solved a couple of dilemmas, the most pressing of which was whether nail art is dead, as many feared. Well, nail art lovers can definitely breathe a sigh of relief as it turns out that such concerns were largely unfounded. Here are some of the most important changes the new season will bring:

Fall 2014 Nail Art Trends: Simple Nail Art Designs

Simple Nail Art Fall 2014

While nail art is definitely not dead, simple rather than intricate nail art designs will prove the best choice in the months to come, which is definitely great news for those who love nail art but don't necessarily have advanced skills in the area. The lovely options spotted backstage at Opening Ceremony, DKNY, Peter Som, Rebecca Minkoff, Wess Gordon, Nicole Miller, Mathieu Mirano or Alice and Olivia are fairly easy to pull off. It seems that half moon manicures, asymmetric and geometric designs are options nail art lovers should consider for the fall/winter 2014-2015 season.

Fall 2014 Nail Trend: Nude Nails

Lela RoseCreatures Of The Wind Nails
Tadashi ShojiNellie Partow

Nude nail polish tones have proved a massively popular choice at the fall of 2014. With the focus on sporty, practical ensembles and the multitude of tomboyish vibes spotted on the runways, it was only natural that the nude nail polish trend would be well represented. Donna Karan, Matthew Williamson, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra were among the labels that proved that minimalism and sophistication often go hand in hand.

Fall 2014 Nail Color Trends: Rich Dark Hues

Mathieu MiranoRebecca Minkoff
Zang ToiAlice And Olivia
Noon By NoorTimo Weiland
Burberry Red Nails

Rich, dramatic nail polish tones are an obvious choice for the fall/winter season for a good reason: they allow us to explore our more seductive, vampy side and this is exactly the approach most brands have taken for the new season. Intense red tones ranging from vibrant red to rich mahogany, deep purple tones, luxurious dark green shades like the ones spotted at Costello Tagliapietra, Burberry or Elie Saab, are just some of the shades that can prove great choices for the upcoming months.

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