There are some nail polish shades that are obvious for fall: burgundies, deep oranges, browns — pretty much anything that evokes changing leaves, spice-sweetened coffee, etc. And while gray may not be the first color that comes to mind, you have to admit, nothing says you’re bracing for autumn quite like a classic, goes-with-everything gray sweater. So why not extend that cozy vibe to your manicure? Lily James just did exactly that, and we have a feeling she’s at the forefront of a major fall trend.
The actor sat front row at the Erdem runway show during London Fashion Week on Sunday, September 17, alongside other celebrities like Ashley Graham, Karen Elson, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. She looked chic as all get-out in a long, dramatically gathered, black skirt and a cropped yet snuggly-looking gray, fuzzy sweater with beaded, black floral accents.
Frankly, any manicure would look fabulous with this bold ensemble of neutral colors, but instead of contrasting, James decided to match her nails to her sweater. A photo shared to her Instagram stories and videos and photos shared by London-based nail artist Michelle Class provide a close-up of the gorgeously glossy medium-tone gray on James’s oval-shaped nails.