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September Mani of the Month: Gradient Hues to Ease Into Autumn

The transitional manicure of your dreams

Not quite ready to dive head first into sweaters, scarves, boots and all the moody hues? You’re not alone, friend. Just like transitional dressing, transitional beauty provides a painless path towards easing your way out of summer and into the chillier seasons ahead. Enter this shining example, plucked from the runway at Chanel’s Spring 2020 New York Fashion Week show:

It’s essentially the nail equivalent of having one foot firmly in the fall season and one foot still lingering in summer mode, with its expert assemblage of soft-yet-cool colours. Dreamed up earlier this month by nail artist Betina Goldstein, it’s everything we could ever hope for in a transitional manicure—and happens to look just as good on short nails as it does on long talons, for those of us who haven’t been blessed by the nail bed gods. The best part? It couldn’t be easier to DIY. Here’s what you’ll need to get the look at home.