I was challenged on Instagram by @essie_envy and @sjs_nails to post my #top5essiesfall! This was super hard for me to do! When I sat down before the start of September to choose what colors I wanted to wear, I had a list of over 40 polishes! (And yes, I plan ahead – months in advance!)
Fall is my favorite season. I just love the weather, the food, and the rich colors that fall brings – not only in the changing of the seasons (well, I guess that depends on where you are!) but in the range of colors deemed “fall colors”. I love rich, warm browns and deep burgundies, beautiful dark purples and navy, and on and on.
Also, of the limited edition collections that Essie releases seasonally, their fall collections are some of my absolute favorites. So, yes, it was very hard to narrow it down to only 5 colors! But, I did it!
So, without further ado, I present to you…my Top 5 Essies for fall!!!
From L to R: In the Lobby, Mink Muffs, Go Go Geisha, Playing Koi, and Angora Cardi
These are colors that I have worn not only once…but twice…and I plan on wearing them every year in the fall. I consider these my fall staples for sure!
In the Lobby
In the Lobby is a luscious, deep plum color that is so beautiful. It was released in the Fall 2015 collection, which was rock’n’roll themed. I really think that everyone should have a dark color like this in their nail polish collection. Plum is so perfect for fall! I don’t think In the Lobby was added to the permanent line (please correct me if I’m wrong), but Bahama Mama might be a good alternative.
Mink Muffs was was one of the first Essies I ever got! I love wearing it for fall because it’s a lovely brown with mauve undertones. A rich and gorgeous color, this polish debuted in the Fall 2009 collection and is now part of the permanent collection.
Go Go Geisha
Go Go Geisha came out in the Fall 2016 collection, which was themed around Japan. A pink shade might not be the most obvious for fall, but this color’s dusty beige undertones can make it look beige or pink depending on the light. This color was the first one I wore in September to herald the advent of fall! I believe this color was added to the core collection.
Playing Koi, aka “Fall in a Bottle”, also came out in the Fall 2016 collection. This color was one of the ones I was most looking forward to and it did not disappoint! This beautiful rusty orange shade is the epitome of autumn. I loved this color last year, this year, and I look forward to wearing it for future fall seasons. If you like it, I think this one was also made permanent.
Angordi Cardi was the most pinned color in 2016 and it is another perfect autumnal color. A dusty mauve reminiscent of fuzzy sweaters, this color also came out with Mink Muffs in the Fall 2009 collection and is also in the core collection. This is the third year in a row that I’ve worn this for fall and I plan on making this a perennial fall favorite.
If you’ve made it this far in the blog post…how about a bonus round?!
Five! More! Favorites!
From L to R: Leggy Legend, Knee-high Life, Mode du Jour, Kimono Over, Partner in Crime
As I said earlier, it was really hard for me to pick my top 5 Essie fall favorites…so I picked five more! While my previous list is made up of my Essie fall staples, this next top 5 is my list of new fall favorites!
Leggy Legend came out in the Fall 2015 collection along with In the Lobby, but I hadn’t worn it until this year. This beautiful shimmery color surprised me with how gorgeous it was! A perfect fall shade that I couldn’t stop looking at when it was on my nails!
Knee-high Life came out in this year’s Fall 2017 collection. Although it’s a pretty “basic” shade, I fell in love with this one when I put it on, putting me in the mood for fall. A lovely cranberry color that belongs in everyone’s fall collection!
Mode du Jour
Mode du Jour is one of the salon exclusive shades from the Fall 2017 Gel Couture collection. I feel like a mossy green color is a necessity for fall and this one fits the bill perfectly. I can see myself pulling this out next year for sure.
Kimono Over came out in the Fall 2016 collection along with Go Go Geisha and Kimono Over. Although I was super excited for this one to come out, I somehow never got around to wearing it last fall. But this year, I made it a priority to wear the colors from the Fall 2016 collection I missed wearing last year and I’m so glad I did! The whole collection from last year was so good and this one was soo amazing! I think everyone needs a deep color for fall/winter and this gorgeous deep purple is so good.
Partner in Crime
Partner in Crime came out in the Fall 2015 collection, which was themed around…crimes of fashion? Other colors in this collection were Fall in Line, Style Cartel, and Dressed to Kilt. I was scared of dark colors initially so I didn’t wear it even though I bought it when it first came out. I’m so glad I overcame that fear, because this color is a beauty. It’s a rich chocolate color so dark it looks almost black and made me really crave chocolate when I wore it!
My ideal fall palette consists of orange, red/pink/mauve, blue/grey/green, brown, nude, and deep colors. The following is a list of fall colors I love or would love to try:
- Playing Koi
- Fondant of You
- Fear or Desire
- Tart Deco
- Knee-high Life
- With the Band
- Bubbles Only
- Maki Me Happy
- Go Go Geisha
- Angora Cardi
- Bobbing for Baubles
- After School Boy Blazer
- Style Cartel
- Udon Know Me
- Now and Zen
- Mode du Jour
- Mink Muffs
- Partner in Crime
- Hot Coco
- Ready to Boa
- Leggy Legend
- Kimono Over
- Partner in Crime
- After School Boy Blazer
- In the Lobby
- Model Clicks
- Dressed to the Nineties
- Captivate Me
- Sand Tropez
- Satin Slipper
What are your favorite fall colors? Are there any on this list that you love or any that you would like to try?