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09/17/2012 05:58 am ET Updated Jan 03, 2013

DIY Nail Art: Rodarte Fall 2012-Inspired Manicure (PHOTO)

Now that we've returned to waking up to crisp, cool mornings in New York City, it's time to shift those hot leather jackets and sharp-shouldered blazers to the front of our closets. And we think that it's only fitting that we get our nails in on the countless layers action with this Rodarte-inspired DIY nail art.

Captivated by the Mulleavy sisters' haunting fall 2012 collection, Taryn Multack of the blog Miss Ladyfinger dressed up her nails in a replica of their orange and black striped overcoat. We love how the thick black accent lines along the triangle mimic the lapel on the outerwear perfectly. Scroll down for the five simple steps to get this fall-worthy nail look.

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Photos: Model on the Rodarte Fall 2012 runway; Essie Fear or Desire; American Apparel Cotton nail lacquer; Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in black; Miss Ladyfinger's Rodarte Fall 2012-inspired DIY nail art

Step 1: Paint your full nail in Essie Fear or Desire (a bright orange)
Step 2: Draw thin black horizontal lines using a black nail art pen
Step 3: Create a triangle at the top of your nail with the point at the center using American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Cotton
Step 4: Outline the edges of the triangle in black (a small brush works best for thicker lines)
Step 5: Finish the design by sealing with a top coat

What do you think about this Rodarte-inspired manicure? Would you wear it? Tell us in the comments section.

Meanwhile, find out how to wear fall's dark and dreamy nail polish colors.

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