We typically let our nails go nude in the Spring and Summer, when we can't really be bothered to deal with getting our digits done. But if that Fall 2014 runways at New York Fashion Week told us anything, it's that this trend can absolutely translate to the cooler months. Swarms of designers sent models with barely there manicures down the runway. But the lovely thing about this trend is that nude doesn't always mean flesh-toned. Scroll on to see the minimal manicures that will inspire your polish choices come September.
Donna Karan New York Fall 2014
Michelle Saunders used one coat of Essie's Spin the Bottle (available Spring 2014) for a nude look.
Nellie Partow Fall 2014
Rita Remark for Essie started with one coat of Sand Tropez  ($9) then added two coats of Spaghetti Strap  ($9).
Alexander Wang Fall 2014
Lead nail artist Michelle Saunders created a chalky beige with Essie Sand Tropez  ($9) and Mademoiselle  ($9).
Jill Stuart Fall 2014
Rita Remark for Essie painted on two coats of Allure  ($9) and finished with a matte top coat for a clean, chic nail.
Victoria Beckham Fall 2014
Vanessa Williams for Nails Inc created a custom pink shade for a sophisticated manicure.
Monique Lhuillier Fall 2014
For a flirty, feminine feel, nail artist Julie Kandalec layered on Essie Muchi, Muchi  ($9).
Kate Spade New York Fall 2014
Deborah Lippmann applied two coats of Naked  ($18) to these long, almond-shaped nails.
Helmut Lang Fall 2014
Julie Kandalec started with one coat of Adore-a-Ball  ($9) then put on a base coat. Finally, she completed the nude nail with Allure  ($9).
Carolina Herrera Fall 2014
Michelle Saunders for Essie painted on two coats of Ballet Slippers  ($9).
Milly by Michelle Smith Fall 2014
Michelle Saunders for Essie layered on Cocktails & Coconuts  ($9), Mademoiselle  ($9), and Ridge Filling Base Coat  ($8).