Whether you're dreading going back to school, or you absolutely can't wait, we're willing to bet that no matter which camp you fall in, you're especially excited about fall fashion. Although, with half the country headed back to campus pre-Labor Day, right now isn't the most opportune time for your sporting your back-to-school fashion essentials.

Luckily, nail polish is never out of season, which is why we've rounded up some of our top shades for fall that you can start wearing right this second. We called up a few of our favorite brands, pulled some new favorite shades from the brand new fall collections (along with a couple oldies but goodies), and put together this guide to make your back-to-school nail polishing a breeze.

Click through the gallery above to see the top five nail polish trends for the back-to-school season.

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