Growing up, I collected bottles of OPI nail polish like my friends collected Beanie Babies, Pokémon cards, Happy Meal toys, Furbies, and any other treasure you’d find nestled inside a ’90s baby starter pack. I’m sure my obsession with OPI nail colors, in particular, came partly from my mom, who wore a regular rotation of iconic hues like I’m Not Really a Waitress, You Don’t Know Jacques!, Bogotá Blackberry, Lincoln Park After Dark, and OPI Red. I thought she was the most glamorous being to walk the earth, so naturally, I thought OPI nail colors were the most glamorous beauty accessory one could possibly choose to don. (Honestly, I’m still a believer!)
But I also think there was something about the enchanting, vampy hues she wore—so quintessentially fall—that caused my besottedness. Not surprisingly, I’ve had a thing for OPI’s iconic palette of moody fall shades ever since.
Of course, OPI (and all of our other fave polish brands) makes plenty of gorgeous shades we can wear any time of the year that we damn well please. (Seasonal nail color “rules” are a thing of the past, folks.) But to take a trip down memory line, I asked OPI HQ to share four of its most-beloved fall nail colors of all time in addition to its brand-new fall nail color collection, Muse of Milan. Looking for some at-home mani inspiration? Sixteen of the best fall nail colors from OPI await just below.