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With so many stars opting to skip color on their nails this season, we were excited to see Selena Gomez and Blake Lively experimenting with these trendy, hot-for-fall colors on Tuesday.

At The Stars 2011 gala in Beverly Hills, Gomez paired a sleek taupe nail lacquer with her pewter form-fitting dress and brand-new hair extensions to boot. (On her toes, she brightened up with a hot pink polish.)

In NYC, Lively added a rock and roll edge to her flowered bustier ensemble with a shimmering, deep violet manicure at a party honoring Christian Louboutin.

Season after season, Gomez's creamy "greige" hue proves to be a versatile choice that complements any ensemble in your closet from prints to solids, while Lively's bold purple is great for those nights you're feeling edgy but look too gothic in black or navy blue.

Tell Us: Which color would you wear on your nails?