Chevron manicure for fall

Fall term began this week, so you can expect a lot more work outfits coming up. But during my last bit of free time before fall term, I decided to try a new manicure. I was inspired by the recent “Your Style” issue of InStyle, which showcased a chevron manicure. I looked at the picture and thought, “I could do that!”

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure inspiration

And here’s the final result of my own chevron manicure:

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure

I chose chrome as the first layer:

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure, first layer

Next came a deep burgundy:

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure, second layer

And finally, I brushed on a copper color to finish the freehand chevron stripes:

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure, third layer

Before the final clear top coat, I had to clean up the edges. No lie, this manicure took a bit of time, especially with all the drying time inbetween layers. It was also pretty messy and the chevron stripes are definitely not uniform, as I chose to freehand them instead of using circle snugs (as seen here). If I do a chevron manicure again, I will use the darkest color last, so as to prevent bleed-through around the edges.

But overall, I do like the end result!

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure

I also gave myself a pedicure, using the deep burgundy color on my toes. I LOVE how the manicure and pedicure play off each other!

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure + pedicure

And last but not least, here are the polishes I used for this ready-for-fall chevron manicure:

Librarian for Life + Style | Chevron manicure polishes

Details, from left to right: Essie, “No Place Like Chrome” {exact}  //  Elle, “Curtain Call” {sold out online, similar shade here}  //  Essie, “Penny Talk” {exact}  //  Seche Vite dry fast top coat {exact}

So do y’all like the end result? Would you try a chevron manicure for fall?

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4 thoughts on “Chevron manicure for fall

  1. Jess

    Wow, that is a tough manicure! I wouldn’t even attempt something like that. It looks awesome! The deep burgundy shade is probably my favorite–I might have to pick that up 🙂

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