Spring Style | Stripes & Tassels

Cheers to Friday, friends! What’s on the agenda for y’all? I’ll be confined to my closet most of the weekend creating outfits around the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection pieces…the big photo shoot is less than two weeks away! We’re traveling to a Summer-locale for more location options, so stay tuned for all that fun!

Today’s final look in the Five Ways Transitioning to Spring series is one I’ve reached for year after year. It combines two of my favorites, stripes and tassels, and includes several of my wardrobe staples. The dress is so versatile I could style an entire Five Ways around it, but we’ll stick with a quick switch for today’s inspiration.

blond woman at arlington hall dallas wearing old navy striped dress barrington tote tassel necklace
Striped T-Shirt Dress (love this one, too) | Similar Utility Jacket | Tassel Necklace | Monogrammed Tote | Sneakers | Sunglasses

This jacket adds an effortless chic to virtually every outfit, and is the perfect light layer for this time of year. And these sneakers are a great transitional shoe…not to mention, super comfy and stinking cute! I take them on every trip, and walk for hours with no problems.

Fit Tip: I size down half in the sneakers, and wear them with these no-show socks. See how I keep them so white in this post.

blond woman wearing striped old navy dress walking in oak lawn park dallas

woman wearing striped old navy dress military jacket tassel necklace
Striped T-Shirt Dress (love this one, too) | Similar Utility Jacket | Tassel Necklace | Hoop Earrings | Watch | Thumb Ring

A great tassel necklace can totally make an outfit, and the assortment of bright colors in this one makes the styling options unlimited! I love the texture of the wood beads of this one, but it’s still super lightweight.

old navy slub knit tee dress

old navy slub knit tee dress twill field jacket converse all stars sneakers

When the weather warms up, just lose the jacket and swap the sneakers for a nude sandal, and you’re ready for Summer! (I declared my undying love for these shoes in yesterday’s post…did you see it?)

woman in oak lawn park spring dallas
Striped T-Shirt Dress (love this one, too) | Tassel Necklace | Monogrammed Tote | Sandals in ‘Makeup’ | Sunglasses

Oh, and how about this darling striped t-shirt dress?! It’s an absolute steal, and a piece I’ll grab all Summer for running around, or even tossing on over my swimsuit! Use code ‘SWEET’ and it’s only $12! This one is another great option, and I adore this one, as well.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a small for roomier fit and more length. 

woman walking down path in oak lawn park springtime in dallas

woman on oak lawn park path dallas wearing old navy striped dress and accessory concierge tassel necklace barrington tote bag

monogrammed barrington gifts tote bag

woman walking in oak lawn park dallas during spring
Striped T-Shirt Dress (love this one, too) | Similar Utility Jacket | Tassel Necklace | Monogrammed Tote | Sneakers | Sunglasses

Did you have a favorite look from the Spring Transition series this week? Clearly I’m having a blue moment this season…but I’m okay with that, especially considering it’s such a flattering color!

woman wearing vince camuto white jeans blue peplum top carrying steve madden yellow clutch
Peplum Bow Top | White Ankle Jeans | Wedges | Similar Earrings | Sunglasses | Clutch | Thumb Ring

woman sitting on arlington hall steps dallas with barrington gifts tote bag rayban sunglasses tory burch miller flip flops
Peplum Tee | Similar Statement Necklace (love this one, too) | High-Waisted Ankle Jeans | Embroidered Sandals | Deer Print Tote (use code SUGARPLUM10 for 10% off!) | Sunglasses| Hoop Earrings (on sale!)

woman wearing gorjana g ring hoops pink utility jacket turquoise tassel necklace
Twill Utility Jacket | Striped Tee | Tassel Necklace | Distressed Mid-Rise Jeans | Peep-Toe Booties (also here) | Monogrammed Tote | Hoop Earrings

woman at arlington hall dallas wearing pink gingham spring dress jean jacket and straw beach back with tassel charm
Gingham Fit-and-Flare Dress (also in petite) | Denim Jacket | Yellow Sandals | Straw Bag | Similar Tortoise Sunglasses | Bag Charm

woman at arlington hall dallas texas wearing tory burch miller flip flops

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series as much as I loved creating it, and you found some new inspiration to kick-start your Spring wardrobe. Which look was your favorite of the week? What would you like to see featured in the next Five Ways series?!

Also, make sure you don’t miss any of the news and updates on my upcoming Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection by subscribing via email today! In fact, one lucky Hi Sugarplum subscriber will win a $500 Nordstrom gift card! Giveaway ends this weekend! Happy weekend, lovebugs!

See more styles in this Transitioning to Spring Series:
Blue & Yellow
Blue & Blush
Pink Gingham
Neutral with a Twist
Stripes & Tassels
Plus, new Spring Makeup Finds


{Great Weekend Sales}
NORDSTROM // Huge seasonal sale, including this straw tote 40% off!
LOFT // 30% off tops, adore this eyelet popover
OLD NAVY // Extra 20% off everything, code SWEET (grab this jean jacket!!)
J.CREW // Up to 30% off your total order 
J.CREW FACTORY // 50-60% off everything, site wide
BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% off all full-price, even my one-shoulder jumpsuit
COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD // 20% off site wide with code SUGARPLUM20

*Photos by the darling & talented Mary Summers.

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  1. The addition of the jacket works really well! Practical and stylish! 💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 4.13.18 Reply
  2. Erin Port wrote:

    I love anything stripes and tassels are also a favorite 🙂 These make me so ready for more spring like weather 🙂

    Posted 4.13.18 Reply
  3. Sevahn wrote:

    Stripes and tassels get my vote too. Thanks for the SWEET discount for the striped blue T-Shirt Dress! Hi Sugarplum blog is like the Candy Land board game–gumdrops colorful and deliciously sweet fun posts!

    Posted 4.13.18 Reply
  4. Lindsay wrote:

    Cute outfits. Wondering about denim jackets as I need a new one. Any preference on one? I’m debating between the Vince Camuto or the Kut from the Kloth Helena one

    Posted 4.13.18 Reply
  5. Sherry wrote:

    How many Barrington totes do you own? I love all of their totes but haven’t ordered one yet. They are lovely. Do they hold up well? Can’t decide on zipper or no zipper.

    Posted 4.21.18 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      I am a huge fan of their bags…I’ve had some for over 5 years and they look the same as the day I got them! The leather and canvas is so strong and sturdy!! Fortunately since I work with them so frequently, I do have quite a few of the patterns! If I could only choose one though, it would be the Axis print. It goes with everything year-round! And I love the Savannah with the zipper

      Posted 4.23.18 Reply