Alix Earle Has Us Convinced That a Brown Manicure Is the Perfect Everyday Staple

The influencer’s winter nail color of choice is appropriately moody.
Alix Earle

Alix Earle.

There’s just something about the winter months that makes us want to lean into the moodiness of it all. Maybe it’s the cool temperatures or the relative lack of sun (when compared with the summer), but there’s just something about the season that makes our minds drift to dark shades and moody tones.

It’s an almost thoughtless phenomenon. Fall and winter clothes tend to embrace darker colors, so we, too, are pulled into the mindset. The same goes for manicures. Sure, sometimes a pop of color in the winter is the perfect way to shake it up. But the thing about sporting bright orange nails in winter is you know it’s bound to turn heads—and sometimes we would just rather fly under the radar.

If you’re feeling similarly and are in search of the perfect muted tone to sport for the rest of the dreary winter months, look no further than Alix Earle’s latest everyday manicure. In her most recent vlog, the social media star rocked a deep brown set of nails that we have since declared the perfect tone for everyday wear in winter. If she was going to a high-fashion evening event, she might opt for something a bit more vibrant (a red perhaps)—something fit for turning heads—but when she’s not, muted and moody it is.

We’re not sure exactly what color she sported in the video, but we do know we love this deep brown shade from OPI.

OPI Nail Lacquer - Brown to Earth, $11.99 (

OPI’s Brown to Earth is a deep shade that, in certain lighting, could just be mistaken for black—another sleek wintertime nail choice.

For everyday wear, you simply can’t go wrong with a dark brown.

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.