I love living in Los Angeles, but there's nothing quite like fall in New York City. Not only do New Yorkers get to dust off their boots, jeans, and sweaters while people in L.A. still sweat under the burning sun, but they also get to experience that indescribable autumn atmosphere that's only found on the East Coast and in parts of the Midwest. Iced coffee is replaced with warm brews, summer berries are replaced with pumpkins and squash, and bright lipsticks and nail polishes are done away with in favor of something deeper, richer, and more dramatic. It's all the same. Whether you find yourself in the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan or on the quirky streets of Brooklyn, autumn in New York is a celebration of changing seasons and an opportunity to gear up for the upcoming holidays. It's brisk, cheerful, and cozy, and what's not to love about that?
It's this very same palpable autumnal feeling that Instagram's favorite nail polish brand, Essie, has distilled down into six new nail shades that make up the brand's fall 2018 collection. From metallic ocher to steely gray, the collection perfectly encapsulates a blustery fall day in New York City. Keep scrolling to see all six of the new shades.