As someone who’s skilled in the art of falling (and then breaking those falls with her hands), a change from the popular dainty ring scenario feels in order. However, it wasn’t until I stumbled on Erin Wasson’s Instagram (“stumbled” being an exalted term for my stalking habits these days) that I could finally visualize it: thick gold rings. Paired with nothing more than plain pants and a basic white tee, Erin’s ring game looks fresh in comparison to 'gram upon 'gram of dainty finger stacks (though it's probably mostly vintage). Once upon a time, Erin told ITG that we could emulate her style “for, like, 20 bucks.” Let’s see if she’s right:
1. Warehouse Wide Mixed Stack Set Rings: If there’s one essential to this look, it’s an unadorned, simple, thick gold band. And thankfully ASOS makes a whole stack of them (four per pack) for $13.54. Think of it as your jumping off point—your palette onto which you’ll add other, slightly smaller, yet more intricate gold rings.
3. Kimberly Baker Crown Heart Ring: Otherwise known as the navy ring, a sports champion ring, a signet ring, or that ring your dad sometimes wears until you kindly ask him to please take it off. Others simply refer to it as a “man’s ring,” which is all the more reason women should start wearing them.
4. Rock 'N Rose Vintage Orla Cocktail Ring: As a fan of mood rings—and if you’re a human, as I’ll assume you are—I could not have been happier to see Erin touting two mood ring look-a-likes. The only difference is that with these rings, there’s only one mood, and that mood is onyx. Again, ASOS is your friend.
5. Maiden Egg Quartz Ring: While this should fall under the cocktail ring criteria, it’s important to not let the name “cocktail ring” confuse, lest you lose sight of the gold motif. The subdued, milky stone adds just the right amount of almost-bling.