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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Fall trend: Navy nails

This fall, I've been spotting beautiful women all around the city with navy nails, which look incredibly chic and elegant. Here, my friend Kendra is wearing this polish (Midnight Cami). Thoughts? Will you wear navy nails this fall?

(Photos by Alpha Smoot for Cup of Jo; styling by Kendra Smoot. Army jacket from Urban Outfitters, similar chambray shirts here and here, and pouch from American Apparel)

144 comments:

Jay said...

Oh I love that - wish I had read this last week before my manicure!

Elaine Hayes said...

I think I'll try it! I always wuss out once I'm at the nail salon and end up getting a pale pink, but I think this time I'll follow through and be bold ;).

Briel said...

I love the navy nail trend. I had mine painted navy last week and I loved it.

baseball matter said...

Yes - I've already worn them.

Briana said...

Oh wow. LOVE the navy nails. I wonder if they have it in shellac as a manicure lasts a hot second on me.

Sarah Marie Glaser said...

Yes, I like this trend! I bought a midnight blue OPI color last year and hardly wore it. Glad I can get more use out of it this year. Maybe it's not appropriate for work, but on the weekends - definitely. Keep up the good work.

http://www.chezglaser.com

I <3 Lead Singers said...

Do you know where the army green clutch is from?

Katie Vespucci said...

I wore navy nails last week--Butter London's "Royal Navy". It was by far one of my favorite manis ever and I can't wait to wear it again in a week or two!

Ps. Jo, for at home mani's have you tried the Pam trick? Spray your at home mani with Pam (yes the cooking spray) and wait about 5 minutes, wash your hands and your nails are completely set! Perfect for mom's on the go--enough time to dry and get some stuff done before nap time is over!

xo Katie

www.ncdots.com

Amy said...

They look fantastic with the army green and oatmeal. I suppose with any earthy color they'd look great. And, if the weather goes all schizophrenic and we have an 80 degree day, they'd still look stylish with a hot pink sun dress.

Shawnee said...

yes yes yes! navy nails are all i wear right now:) so chic with everything! xoxo

Mariyam ABAG said...

Navy nails are THE trend for fall. Your friends nails look gorgeous :)

http://beautyaddictsguidetothegalaxy.blogspot.co.uk/

Shawnee said...

ps that army green jacket + chambray button down is one of my exact favorite fall outfits! right down to the curls + navy nails! so chic & simple!

Tragic Sandwich said...

I like it--but I never get manicures because they don't last long enough.

Side note: My "something blue" for my wedding was a pedicure with blue polish!

robyn devine said...

was just contemplating what my go-to nail color should be for the fall so i could go pick up a bottle - thanks!

and i'm totally trying the Pam trick from the comment above ...

girlseeksplace said...

I like it. Essie has some pretty colors. I might have to treat myself to a new color.

Elizabeth said...

I love it! Navy nails suit me more than the black trend that was popular for a while. I would love to know where Kendra's chambray shirt is from. I have been searching for the perfect one for a long time. Thanks so very much!

Mallory Recor said...

I love it. Navy's my favorite color - so I may need to grab some for fall!

My "something blue" for my wedding was a blue pedicure too!

Rochelle said...

I love the blue nails... I want to learn how to make my nails look as professional as when I go to the nail salon. RoRos World

Alessandra said...

I already do!

The Slow Pace said...

I should say that I don't like this tren, because I don't. But these pictures may change my mind!

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said...

This is gorgeous, extremely elegant. I 'd love this blue on an evening dress too.

Laura said...

Love it!!

Julie Randall said...

Would love to know the info for the army green jacket and clutch! The color combo looks great.

Mrs. White said...

I searched high and low for Essie's Bobbing for Baubles last year and finally found it at a crappy CVS. It's a perfect navy, too. So pretty!

Liz Lauren said...

good to know! thanks!


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Alexa said...

i've got navy right now! :) love love love fall colors.

Danielle said...

CND does have a Shellac shade called Midnight Swim that is brand new and amazing, for those looking for a dark navy nail that LASTS.

Also... where is that Chambray shirt from? It's to die for!

Erica Ladd said...

Love the navy nails! I also love a dark chocolate (almost black) or dark teal for fall.

Krysta said...

I love navy nails, but you have to find a color that actually reads as navy out of the bottle... some end up looking a little too electric blue once on your nail.

Erica C. said...

Wow, I'm ahead of a trend for once?! That never happens! ;) I wore navy nails for my engagement pictures last fall -- I loved them!

goodnightstars said...

YES! I've done it, and I'll do it again.

Southern California Chic said...

I love dark nails for fall... As a pale girl I don't like to wear straight black, I think navy will be an awesome alternative!

XO Lucy

msp said...

I totally love this color and have been rocking it for a little while. I am also totally into Stylenomics -- a deep green that I have been totally pairing with my fall reds-- http://frommpdaily.blogspot.com/2012/09/my-new-fall-nails.html

msp said...

Wow, that is an awesome tip. Going to try it tonight!

Ellen said...

I wore my nails navy for about 6 months in 2008. LOL I do really like it. I might have to bring it back this winter. :)

wmbg. said...

yes, i will totes sports them this fall.

Miss Lou said...

Nice pictures!!! I love this colour!!!

BESOS FROM BARCELONA!

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Sarah @ Two Blue Lemons said...

LOVE!

Lexie said...

I bought this nail polish this summer and I love it!

Morgan Liti said...

I absolutely LOVE the navy nail. You know what else I love right now? The forest green nail. :) Just blogged about it a couple weeks ago - kind of obsessed!

Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

Sarah D said...

gorgeous

Kate said...

absolutely. it's on my wishlist some time now..

Nomadic D. said...

I love them in theory, but I think the color actually only looks good on some skin tones. On others (read: mine) it looks pretty corpse-y, way more so than straight up black. So I'll avoid it myself, but I encourage everyone else to rock it!

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LKF said...

I'm wearing navy nails right now :-)

Joanna Goddard said...

Thanks for your sweet comments! I asked Kendra, and she said the chambray shirt is an old one by Velvet, the jacket is an old one from H&M, and the green pouch is from American Apparel! http://store.americanapparel.net/accessories-bags---wallets.html?r=Pouches+%26+Clutches

Joannaxo

stephanie said...

I LOVE navy nails, my roomie got me navy nail polish for my birthday in April and I actually used it as my summer color! So chic.

April said...

I'm wearing it now! OPI Roadhouse Blues. Love.

Ashley Brown said...

I am wearing navy nail polish on my toe nails right now!

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priska pavita. said...

always love navy nails and wow it now becomes a trend! :D

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Edith said...

I've been wearing them all summer long.....whoops?

StephV said...

LOVE! I'm doing navy nails for my wedding!

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Oh, I have been sporting navy toes and fingers all year. I love it!! Yesterday was the first time that I switched to a deep purple, almost black, which I also love!

Jillian Manesh said...

i have navy nails right now!! whootwhoot!

lizmakesthings.com said...

I just bought essie's "No More Film" and I'm obsessed - it's a dark indigo/purple/navy and it is my new go-to for fall.

Carlyn said...

Love it!

Life Through A Lens said...

I literally just finished painting my nails navy! OPI's "Road House Blues" is another great option.

Mary Jo said...

I love the little ones hat...do you know where she found that? :) the nails are fun too!

Andrea said...

I think this dark blue looks great! Very elegant and chic. I definitely need to get some blue nail polish asap. :)
xo Andrea
Wonderful and Marvelous

Moonlight said...

I'm still addicted to your galaxy nails tutorial. I usually wear them midnight blue for a day, then the next day I continue with the galaxy effect!
They are still wow, AND blue!

H. Grace said...

I love navy nails! I could never pull off black nails, because I bite mine so my hands always looked stubby. But, with navy nail polish they're cute and don't look short. Win, win situation for me :)

cheryl denise said...

i'm wearing navy nails now :) OPI's roadhouse blues

a peek of chic

Lindsey said...

...Is that baby wearing leg warmers?

Jocelyn Pascall said...

I'm really liking the look of this and I think I will definitely give it a try.

Mal said...

I love navy nails!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

ourearleylife said...

I haven't made it quite over to navy yet because I'm stuck on dark purple! I'm wearing Devil's Advocate by Essie. Maybe I'll have to pick up the dark blue next time I'm at Target!

Sarah Tucker said...

I love navy nails. Dark purple also makes me giddy :)

-Sarah {tukerup.blogspot.com}

Dulce said...

such a great color, if i wasn't a red kind of person i would try it

Michelle Foster said...

I love the navy nails! I'm going to grab a color soon. I like that army green jacket too.
-Michelle {LiveLoudly}

hillary g said...

so pretty! i love the dark trend, feels so chic!

x.hillary
minidesignco.com

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ale norris said...

i absolutely love this! and all the pictures are cute, too. that always helps.
-ale

Pia said...

Love this color and as a matter of fact I am already rockin' it :)

xoxo

margaux said...

oh, yes!!! love. i also have the baby accessory to go with, so i'm all set for fall.

Mariana said...

I looove this color, especially in combination with army green (as in photos above)!! Love it.

Kristina said...

I love the navy! This is a color I'd probably save for a manicure rather than trying to mess with dark polish at home.

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Jen Angotti said...

currently wearing a fantastic version by illamasqua called phallic. dark navy and slightly sparkly. bought it at sephora and love, love, love it!

Mina said...

I got some navy polish with a hint of charcoal in my birchbox and I am loving it!

Victoria said...

Love this blue. Off to shop now!

officiallyobsessed.net said...

It really does go well with those tones! In fact, I was thinking about how hard it is for me to find nail colors that work with both my darker Asian skin tone and the (usually Caucasian) skin in beauty blog posts, and how suitable I think this navy is for both... and I just realized that's probably because *I'm* an earthy color!

ashleesanders said...

Love this midnight cami, I've been a fan of navy for years... so glad its now in, apparently.

Rachael {all things beautiful} said...

Oh I love this color! I will definitely sport navy nails this fall!

jackie jade said...

Oohh love this! I wonder if it's work appropriate? (I'm an attorney.) I guess I'll try it and find out!

Cathi said...

Love it!

Sarah Carlson said...

I've always been a big fan of navy nails. One of my favorites is Russian Navy by OPI. For a cool color between navy and purple, (it's kind of a dark periwinkle?) I love Marrow by Butter London. Dark nails that are so chic and can be edgy at the same time! xoxo

katilda said...

I've recently gotten into gel nails because it's worth the investment to me to have good nails for a month instead of having them chip after 3 days and make my hands look childish. Right now I've got a silver shimmer on them BUT...I feel persuaded to try out navy next time! Either that or a deep purple/gray, or a maroon. Maybe I'm just indecisive.

Miss Margarita said...

Love it!!!

marni zarr said...

i got a navy gel manicure yesterday. my nails are really short just like your pics. i love the way it goes with everything. especially khaki which is on of my favorite fall colors. try it. it's dreamy!

Allison Winter said...

Beautiful! I've been pining to find a new nail color but just didn't know what to get. Thanks!

Modern Day Mummying said...

Love the colur! Not as stark and in your face as the black polish - I could never pull that look off myself. I'm more of a red colour kind of gal... But I think I will give the navy a go!

Jessica said...

OOOOH I love this! I heart navy...I will have to give this a try :)

Mari said...

Wow! I love it! Wonderful to celebrate fall. :)

Taryn Louise said...

gorgeous!

abby said...

I've been wearing navy nails for a couple of years now and i LOVE IT. I'm obsessed with all things Navy, why not nails??

Tabitha Strickland said...

I love nail trends. Especially anything during the fall!!! I will definitely be trying the navy nail color that is one of my favorite colors. The pics are great!! Do you think red nail polish is a good color for any time of the year?

Tabitha Strickland said...

Also, what kind of socks/tights is the baby girl wearing? They are super cute and would love to try that on my daugter. Shes just now 7 weeks old; shopping for girls is so much fun!!

Fai said...

I love Army jacket! It goes with everything!

x

Angelica B. said...

I'm actualy down with cobalt blue right now. I just did my nails in Cobalt by Nina Ultra Pro from Sally's. In a couple of days, when I'm bored with it (I change polish every other day), I plan to layer butter London's Scouse over it to freshen things up.

asiajane said...

I love it. Sadly, my nails are never in good enough shape to polish them!

Lindsay said...

So ready to bust out my Royal Navy by Butter. I love it.

Grace said...

Hi Joanna...love your post today and navy nails! I just did my nails a Bordeaux color - the new popular color trend this fall. I love it! Have you seen Bordeaux colors around NYC? They are all over here in Hong Kong! I even did my post today styling all Bordeaux and my first giveaway! Very exciting! Thanks again for your great daily posts.

xo Grace
www.wrinkledchiffon.com

Jennifer said...

I must say, they look perfect with the chambray and Army green! Great styling job, Kendra. Those chubby baby legs and that perfect cap ... sigh.

kaitlin said...

I just slammed my finger in my fire door last week and it's slowly becoming a perfect shade of navy. An excuse to paint my other digits to match? I think so.

Katie said...

oooo... now i am dying to get some navy polish.

Fancy Nancy said...

@tabitha...the little girl is wearing babylegs warmers in super star.

Fancy Nancy said...

@tabitha...the little girl is wearing babylegs warmers in super star.

Sara said...

I just bought dark purple and dark green nail polish. And after seeing these pics I'm pretty sure navy blue needs to be the next purchase! So pretty!

Linda Z said...

I just got Essie's Smokin' Hot. It's a dark gray with a bit of eggplant in it. I really like it and it goes really well with jeans. :)

Wendy Wainwright said...

As wonderful and tailored as they look I know I'll wind up sticking with red...nothing else ever feels quite right on me as much as I might love it on someone else...or like my husband says, I really need to expand my comfort zone!
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domonique matthews said...

abosolutely, especially with an army jacket!!

Carly L said...

I just painted my nails navy, literally right before I read this post! I love the colour!

Jackie B. said...

I'm actually wearing navy right now! O.P.I. in Light My Sapphire. -jb.

http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.co.uk/

Stephanie said...

Ok, you have to find you where that baby's hat is from!! :)

abroadathome said...

It's too warm in Charleston right now for most of my fall clothing (still well into the 80s), so I have to find other ways to remind myself it's October. Just painted my nails navy yesterday--thanks for the suggestion!
-Kristina

Lauren Cormier Taylor said...

I wore navy nails last year for the Superbowl and I loved them. I would totally do them again. And, actually, I got tons of compliments on them - even from my mom, who normally dislikes any polish that basically isn't white, pink, or red.

Morgan Liti said...

I was so excited about this post I went out and bought the Essie polish today. Can't WAIT to apply! :)

Morgan
seemomogo.blogspot.com

Alina said...

I'd love to wear that color (and that army jacket), but I haven't had any luck finding it in stores around me or around my work.

bridget anne said...

thumbs up, for sure.

Allison McGregor said...

Okay this adorable babies thigh highs? ADORABLE! Back to the topic, I love the navy, I'm currently wearing ox blood burgundy but my next polish change will have to be navy!

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Tabitha Strickland said...

thanks!!

Dani said...

Oh, really elegant! Love it. But here we have spring now, I will have to wait.

Katrina said...

joanna - any idea where your friend got those adorable star baby legwarmers? my little one is about to start crawling and we've got horrible berber carpet that is bound to tear up her sweet knees!

lacey said...

Rocking Essie's Midnight Cami right along with my dark red NARS Terre de Feu that you recommended! Channeling fall colors ... thank you!

Kate Jones said...

Gotta love Essie!! katejones.me

Emily Orlandi said...

What is the name of the blue Essie polish here on your blog? When i click on the link it takes me to a Essie light blue polish color. I'm not sure the exact color the model on your blog is wearing. Thanks.

Tyrene Hickman said...

Love the color! I'm wondering the same as Emily, what color is it, because your link doesn't send you to the exact color of navy. I just found your blog and am looking through it, it wonderful!

Fancy Nancy said...

I just bought a pair from www.vonmaur.com for $6 with free shipping. You can also do a yahoo search for "babylegs warmers super star." They are sold by many online sites including amazon.

Fancy Nancy said...

I just bought a pair from www.vonmaur.com for $6 with free shipping. You can also do a yahoo search for "babylegs warmers super star." They are sold by many online sites including amazon.

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pattern society said...

I have navy nails right now! Now I know how cool I am ;)

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Lora Gellerman said...

What is the name of the Essie navy blue polish? Thanks so much.

Sara said...

WHOA! Thanks! :)

Paola Albergate said...

Yes, what is the name of the navy polish? I clicked on the link, but it just showed a variety of Essie polishes. I tried a Navy nail polish that was so dark, it looked black. The one you show is a true Navy and I'd like to try it:)

Ellie said...

Obsessed with navy nail polish. I just bought OPI Road House Blues!

Darina said...

I wish I had seen this post before my last mani! I had been searching everywhere for the perfect Navy polish that isn't pearly/shimmery/glittery. Just a perfect, matte Navy Blue, please!! I went to Sephora, local beauty supply shops, and couldn't find the right shade. Finally found some random brand at a nail salon and have been LOVING my navy nails!

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Ruthie said...

i'm still searching a good basecoat that won't make my nail staining like smurf. I tried OPI but it didn't work. Can you recommend me basecoat that actually work?

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annakatxo said...

I love those navy nails in combination with winter white and the army jacket..so gorgeous!

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Sheltiemama said...

Navy nail polish is on my to-buy list.

jagdish said...

yes yes yes! navy nails are all i wear right now:) so chic with everything! EasyWayFinder

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