Five Go-To Looks for a Weekend in Charleston, SC

Guest Curator: STACY Smallwood of Hampden Clothing

This is the prime season for weekend getaways, and a sun-soaked epicurean adventure in the Holy City is calling our name. To help us pack the perfect looks, we asked TSG: Charleston’s Stacy Smallwood, owner of the exquisitely curated King Street boutique Hampden Clothing, which pieces she recommends for a stylish trip to her city. Here are her vacation-ready picks for what to wear, as well as her insider’s tips on where to go:



A white dress is the quintessential staple for southern style. Rag & Bone’s version is so easy for running around Charleston. MUST DO: You have to stop at Candlefish on Wentworth Street. You can create your own custom candle, and you will leave with a new appreciation of scents! GET THE LOOK: Rag & Bone Bright White Augusta Dress; Golden Goose Silver Arch Super Star Sneakers; Proenza Schouler PS1 Medium Suede Flap-front bag in Navy; Theodosia Triple Strand Thin Necklace in Blue.


CHEZ NOUS: The midi length skirt is one of our favorite trends, and we are obsessing over this printed skirt from La Prestic Ouiston. Spend your morning shopping with us, and then pop down the street to Chez Nous and have the most delicious French food! GET THE LOOK: Tibi Ivory Silk Halter Top; La Prestic Ouiston Arlequins Pleated Skirt; Acne Studios Mara Beige Leather Slides; Jerome Dreyfuss Eliot Rouge Crossbody Bag; Lizzie Fortunato Casa Azul Necklace.

CRU CAFE: Who doesn’t love flamingos and a mixed print? We love the versatility of these shorts from Elle Sasson. And don’t get us started on Cru Cafe! It’s a lunchtime MUST when visiting the Holy City. GET THE LOOK: T by Alexander Wang Navy and White Stripe Linen Boatneck Tee; Elle Sasson Alonzo Flamingo Lace Shorts; Loeffler Randall Petra Cross Strap Sandal; Marni Carbon Shoulder Bag; Dana Rebecca Designs Emily Sarah Triangle Diamond Studs.


We love a ripped jean to add a little edge to an outfit. MUST DO: Cannon Green is a new restaurant downtown, and we love their menu! They have a gorgeous interior and feature a Southern take on Mediterranean food. GET THE LOOK: Marni Coal Short Sleeve Sweatshirt with Embroidery; Rag & Bone Rebel Bright White Boyfriend Jean; Loeffler Randall Pari Nude Python Embossed Pump; Lizzie Fortunato Desert Cut Out Safari Clutch; Ginette NY Arc Diamond Earrings.


This Suno dress (an exclusive to Hampden) is perfect for a dinner and night out. MUST DO: The Ordinary is a go-to resturant for us. Sit at the bar, have a craft cocktail or champagne, and enjoy the best oysters in town! GET THE LOOK: Suno Floral V-Neck Circle Dress; Thakoon Addition Lizzy Black Vacchetta Sandals; Clare V. Yellow Perforated Foldover Clutch; Lizzie Fortunato Polanco Necklace in Cream.

For additional style inspiration, check out Hampden’s Lookbooks on their website.