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.
Essie never disappoints with its seasonal collections, and while there are no end to classics we continue to hoard from the brand (like Allure, the shade Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day over five years ago), the summer collection brought with it an almost-pure white, Coconut Cove ($10, available at Shoppers Drug Mart). This creamy shade makes for a fun accent or stand-alone colour and is one you’ll most definitely want to keep for your winter getaway.