Fashion Inspiration: Essie Cashmere Matte Collection

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Essie's new Cashmere Matte collection is the perfect set of polishes to transition your nails from winter to spring. It's a versatile, go-with-everything collection of colors ranging from subtle nudes to pretty pastels to even a dark, deep blue. All the polishes have a matte finish, too, which gives them a trendy, unexpected touch.

For a few outfits inspired by my favorite shades, read on:

"Wrap Me Up"

Printed cape, high-waisted jeans, graphic tee


Products: Cape, Tee, Jeans, Boots, Hat, Nail Polish

For a casual bohemian look inspired by Essie's "Wrap Me Up" - a pale, milky nude shade - I started with ripped, high-waisted jeans and a printed cape. Layer a graphic tee underneath and slip on a pair of simple black ankle boots. Don't forget a wide-brimmed hat for a chic, street-style feel.

"All Eyes on Nudes"

Nude sweater, white jeans, nude flats


Products: Sweater, Jeans, Flats, Bracelet, Bag, Nail Polish

This monochromatic look inspired by Essie's classic "All Eyes on Nudes" shade would be ideal for a casual workplace or brunch date. Start with crisp white jeans and a beige sweater, then add a pair of embellished nude flats for a little sparkle. Grab a colorblocked tote and gold chain bracelet for an air of sophisticated polish to finish the ensemble.

"Coat Couture"

Red coat, black dress, lace tights


Products: Dress, Tights, Coat, Booties, Ring, Nail Polish

For a dressier going out look, try this outfit inspired by Essie's lavender-gray "Coat Couture." Start with a classic LBD as the base, then add black lace tights and wedge ankle boots. A bold red coat with a vintage feel is the eye-catching focus, so keep the accessories to a minimum with just a silver stone ring.

Thoughts?

What do you think of Essie's new collection? Which polish or look is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!