Lace and Utility Shorts Always Wins + 6 Utility Shorts to Try!

lace top + olive utility shorts + tan accessories

lace top + olive cargo shorts + tan accessories
lace top + olive green utility shorts + tan accessories

I saved a pin with a lace top and olive utility shorts 3 years ago, and I still love the look to this day!  The contrast of feminine lace “toughened” up with a military-inspired piece like utility shorts never gets old.

My family and I go to the zoo a couple weekends each month, and I’ve worn this outfit there several times.  My utility shorts are very, very old, and each year I actually fall more in love with them.  Olive shorts are super versatile, just like olive jeans!

My pair is very lightweight which is fantastic on hotter and more humid days.  Much better than a pair of denim shorts!  I don’t think that’s true of all utility shorts, but I did find a similar looking pair on Target’s site that looks like they might be pretty comfortable.  See it HERE.  There’s also a linen pair from Nordstrom that should be pretty lightweight with pretty good reviews HERE.

This lace top is an old favorite that I’ve talked about soooo much.  It’s a must-have closet staple for me, and the quality on this one plus all the details make it worth WAY more than it costs–at least at the sale price.  (Always wait for J.Crew Factory stuff to go on sale, okay?  :D)  My top is close to being sold out, but there is another similar lace top available HERE.  It’s currently 50% off until July 5th!

Below are a bunch of olive shorts you can try!  My top picks are all three in the first row based on how lightweight they look and/or their reviews and prices.

Top: J.Crew Factory (exact–wearing size 8, similar)
Shorts: Old Navy (similar, similar, similar)
Sandals: Zappos (exact)

Necklace: c/o Dear Mushka (exactsimilar)
Earrings: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact
Cuff: c/o Nickel & Suede (exact)
Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters (exact)

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