While black is a wardrobe staple for many women, its appearance on fingertips may be a touch too moody for personal or workplace tastes. That's why this year's fall seasonal nail colors are so fantastic: the muted shades of putty, gray and greige (a mix of gray and beige) complement all skin tones and offer a slightly toned-down way to be edgy and trendy. I've never been one who's welcoming of trends in a snap, especially when it contradicts my style and personality, but I gave this trend a try. Instead of going for my usual nail color choices (e.g. neutrals and reds), I opted for Essie Over the Top nail laquer, a midnight gray at Piandre Greenbelt 1 yesterday.

Ji Baek, creator of Rescue Beauty and one of the most reknowned nail expert in the world, explains that these colors act as the perfect accoutrement to the season's fashion trends, from minimalism to military to over-the-top brocade and feathered accents. "I love the idea of a subtly metallic option with simple silhouettes, and an opaque creamy texture with more embellished clothes," she says. "Matte in this color family might be a little too much, but this can be an opportunity to try something different. If your nails are short and chic, you can experiment with unusual colors.

I suggest you ladies try this trend out for yourself. These colors have tonal shades of gray, stone, taupe, mushroom and beige, which are flattering on everyone and can be business-appropriate or edgy, depending on how you rock it.