Unlike most women this time of year, I'm not just thinking about what dresses I'm going to wear for the holidays, but what nail polishes I'm going to pair them with! Luckily for me, this winter is full of unexpected, unique and vibrant polish colors. From dark festive burgundy hues to party-friendly metallics, there's something for everyone this season. Check out a few of my favorite fabulously festive lacquers along with tips on how to sport them!

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Gold 1


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There’s no better time than the holidays to rock a bright, gold manicure. Planning on wearing a gold sequin dress? No worries! Tis the season to get all matchy-matchy! Or simply glam up a classic LBD with this sleek, shimmery lacquer!

Try:  Zoya Nail Polish in Ziv ($8)


Deep, dark burgundy 2

Deep, dark burgundy

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Nothing says party-ready quite like a deep oxblood colored varnish. This deep burgundy shade has become quite versatile this season. Feel free to pair it with any of your holiday outfits!

Try: Tom Ford Nail Lacquer in Bordeaux Lust ($30)



Mint Green 3

Mint Green

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This minty polish is a pretty unique and non-traditional choice for the holidays--plus, it adds a little splash of something unexpected to your classic cocktail dresses with this modern shade. I’d pair it with a bold berry or plum colored piece, for a fun, wintery color-block effect!

Try: RGB Minty Polish ($16)


Classic red 4

Classic red

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The truth is, you can never go wrong with a classic red manicure. It’s like your LBD in a bottle! Red polish looks great against any color and it keeps any outfit looking chic and sophisticated. Wear it with a black velvet dress for a nice elegant look!

Try O.P.I Die Another Day ($9)



Sparkly 5


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Get the holiday party mentality started by pairing a seasonal sparkly polish with a basic black or bold colored dress. This chic ruby slipper-ish nail lacquer will add a nice touch of shimmer to your look.

Try: Essie Leading Lady ($8)

Metallic 6


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Keep your holiday look classic with a luxe metallic shade inspired by precious metals. Pair a silvery polish with one of the season’s hottest bold colors like cobalt blue, burgundy, or forest green.

Try: NARS Shimmer Nail Polish in Space Odyssey ($18)


Emerald 7


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Green seems to be all the rage this season, especially emerald shades. This vibrant color looks fabulous against neutrals like gray, brown, and winter whites.

Try: Illamasqua Nail Varnish in Elope ($14)

Glitter 8


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Glittery polishes normally seem kind of overwhelming, but during the holidays, these confetti colors are pretty and very seasonally appropriate. Go ahead and wear one of these party-friendly shades with a luxe sequin top or dress for an ultra-glam look!

Try: Deborah Lippmann Cleopatra in New York ($18)



Gray 9


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As we all know, grays are everything but boring this season. This color is also quite versatile. Swap your basic nudes for a stylish gray polish that will perfectly match with any of your outfits.

Try: Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Nail Enamel ($10)


Cobalt blue 10

Cobalt blue

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This vibrant blue shade is dominating the nail trends this winter. Pair it with a stylish silver dress for some instant glam!

Try: Butter London Blagger Nail Lacquer ($14).