the best accessory

One of the best ways to finish off an outfit is with a good nail polish. Here are my fall 2011 picks!
OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark has been a staple of mine for years. I love the chic, shiny deep purple and how it seems to go with everything. It looks amazing with shorter nail lengths!

Lady Like is one of six shades in Essie's fall collection--three of which I knew I had to own. It's a light mauve shade that almost lends itself as a neutral.

I didn't like Wallis by Butter London in the bottle, but swatched on a nail it is a rockstar. It was released in what they called a "luxe-grunge" collection, which is a bit of a rough and tough take on fall's jewel tones. Obsessed!

Power Clutch by Essie is another from their autumn collection. It's kind of a steely-grey green...one of my favorite things about fall nail colors is that you can get away with kind of awkward, not necessarily "pretty" colors. They're dirty and deep and I love them.

For a bit of color, Chop-sticking to My Story from a past OPI collection does the job. A bright rusty orange, it looks great with browns and reds and fabulous fall knits.

J.Crew cotton stripe tank, Burberry Prorsum cotton trousers, Lela Rose cropped trench, Michael Kors crossbody, Vera Wang flats, Essie Power Clutch nail color

As summer transitions into fall, use my favorite trick to stay on trend by wearing fall colors in summer silhouettes--such as these lightweight crepe trousers and tank paired with a rusty leather crossbody and a fave fall nail color.