The new school year is just around the corner and you know what that means. Back to school equals back to showing off that perfect mani! We’ve rounded up the 10 perfect back to school nail polish colors to breathe life into the new school year. Match these colors with your outfit for a perfect school day OOTD which your classmates will double tap on in Instagram.
Butter London Glazen Peel-Off Glitter Lacquer
Okay, we get it, you may still have a summer hangover. This glam glitter lacquer won’t waste your precious time because it’s super easy to remove: just peel it off. Saves time that you can spend hitting the books instead. Be reminded of your awesome summer nights with this peel off glitter lacquer from Butter London. Ulta, $12
Marc Jacobs Enamored Hi-Shine Glaze Nail Lacquer
If you’re looking to turn heads in the hallways just as you would on a runway, try this gorgeous shade from Marc Jacobs that’s perfect for fall and the holidays. Its muted emerald-like shade is great for plaid outfits in shades of brown and taupe (and kind of reminds us of a blackboard, right?). Sephora, $18
Context Nail Lacquer in Slow Down
A lady can never have enough pink shades. This mauve pink shade from Context features a glossy, mirror-like finish that’s sure to make him look and look again. The best part? It’s vegan and cruelty-free. Revolve, $15
Deborah Lippmann Women’s Nail Polish in Stephanie Says
This color is reminiscent of late nights in our dorm rooms, bonding with our best friends and thinking about our future careers. Future politician? Future CEO? Future President of the United States? You can do it all with this long-wearing, highly-pigmented nail polish from Deborah Lippmann. Barneys New York, $24
Nails Inc. Foiling In Love Nail Polish
It might be way too early to plan our prom outfit, but who says we can’t? We are totally going for this amazingly cosmic-inspired metallic foil polish that catches the light with your every move. Be the belle of the ball with this on your fingertips. Sephora, $15
ORLY Mayhem Mentality Nail Polish
If you’re looking to show some school spirit in the next pep rally, put this on your nails. An energizing orange color that truly brightens up your day, Mayhem Mentality is also perfect for those school nights when you’ll sneak out to see that Paramore concert downtown. JCPenney, $8.50
NARS Women’s Nail Polish in Soup Can
Channel your inner Cheryl Blossom with this dangerously red nail polish that’s chip resistant for even the busiest school days. Don’t forget to match it with a red lip! Cheryl will be proud. Barney’s New York, $20
Essie Nail Color High Class Affair
We’d totally understand if you’re more of a Betty, though. That’s why for you, we recommend this very luxe peachy color that Betty Cooper herself would approve of! Macy’s, $9
Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture in Jaune Babouche
We totally understand the obsession with strong female characters on television and how you’d love to channel them through your nails. If you’re a lot like Serena van der Woodsen, we recommend the Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Polish in Jaune Babouche. It’s a gorgeous gold tone for the fall, with Chil Rose Oil to strengthen and moisturize your nails. Orchard Mile, $28
OPI Fiji Infinite Shine 2 Collection in Coconuts Over OPI
OPI offers a toasty taupe that’s also a great nude shade for different skin colors. Inspired by the faraway land of Fiji, this nail polish can take you from day to night and from school to work, and out on a date. So versatile! Ulta, $12.50
No matter the mood or occasion, these perfect back to school nail polish colors will definitely add a spark to your everyday outfits. Don’t forget to pair with your favorite nail nourishing treatments for the best nail care throughout the school year and beyond.
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