Summer always makes me want to rock the brightest coloured nails I can because it's just so bright and beautiful outside, but as the nights start to cool down and our summer glows start to fade, it can be nice to transition to something a little more neutral. Equally on-trend for the past few seasons (including for fall/winter 2016 at Monique Lhullier) is the neutral nail—but not just your average nude shade. We're looking at off-whites, light pinks and even powdery blues and greiges to add to our tips to make our sun-kissed arms and legs really stand out. For all the skeptics out there, neutral doesn't have to equal boring. Trust us.
OPI Infinite Shine Nail Lacquer in Samoan Sand ($17, available at professional salons) is launching this September as a part of the Infinite Shine Iconic collection, which boosts 30 of the brand’s go-to shades to long-wear status. While this particular shade falls in the more traditional neutral category, the sandy-nude hue is a staple for any nail polish collection.