The Love List

est. 2006 // BY JESS GRAVES

Stacy Smallwood On How To Get the Perfect Ring Stack

Jessica Graves


Gray Benko


Southern Living

There is something really feminine about spindly fingers full of delicate stacked rings, don't you think? I'm so into tangles of teeny thin jewelry piled over simple clothes, but ring stacking is such a gentle statement it goes with just about anything. It can be a little tricky making sure you put together the right combination of depths, textures and styles though, so I pulled in the expertise of

Stacy Smallwood

, who owns two of the best stores in the South,

Hampden Clothing



, both located on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina. Stacy was part of our "

Southern Style Is

" story with

Southern Living

last week (thanks to

Chassity Evans

over at

Look Linger Love

) so I thought she was the perfect brain to pick on the subject. 


Jane Pope jewelry

1. As long as the rings are delicate, you probably aren't going to creep into overkill territory. "Don't be afraid to use all of your fingers" Stacy says. "The more the merrier!" 

2. The fun's in the mix - sentimental and new. You want it to look collected. If you think mixing your metals is a faux pas, Stacy says no. "Stack a few different types of metal to show off your own style" she emphasizes. 

3. Pretty rings and ratty nails are a bad combination. Keep it neutral, or, Stacy adds "if you want to be on-trend for the season, finish your look off with white nail polish."

Our favorite rings and polishes:

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