Three Classic Looks

One of my favorite things about blogging and Instagram is the amazing community I have found between them.  But even more than the amazing community Instagram and blogging have given me over the years, are the friendships I have made.  One friend in particular is the amazing Ashleigh over at Sparrow’s Apple!  She is a fellow stay at home mom, lover of fashion and DIY, and honestly I truly can’t even say enough great things about her.  So happy those little squares on Instagram brought us together!

We have teamed up to show you three completely different ways to style those adorable Universal Thread Utility Shorts I shared with you all last week from Target!  Here’s a photo to refresh your memory.



The one thing I absolutely love about these shorts is how easy they are to dress up or dress down with simple pieces you already have in your closet.

For my first look, I wanted something casual and comfortable for an evening at the lake, on the beach, hanging at home with friends, a bbq, sitting by the fire on a cooler summer evening.  I am all for comfort and a little style!  So I kept this look simple, wearing a cute oversized vintage hoodie from Wild Kard Vintage, the utility shorts in olive green and a simple pair of Sperry shoes.  I could live in this outfit everyday!603BE053-F62F-4E06-A62D-578239624E78.jpeg


The second look I wanted to style was to dress these shorts up a little!  I am all about comfort and went for that with this style.  I am loving this darling mustard colored Button tank from Target with this fun draped vest also from Target, I finished off this look with a pair of espadrilles sandals in a pretty camel color and some simple jewelry.



For the final look I wanted something fun for running errands, chasing toddlers, walking the dog, something easy for every day.  I paired the shorts with my current favorite basic from Target, those amazing pocket T-shirt’s by Universal Threads!  I am always cold in the stores this time of year so tied my favorite denim jacket around my waist and finished off the look with a pair of Sperry’s.


Head over to Sparrow’s Apple ( to see how Ashleigh styled the same pair of shorts and make sure to follow her on Instagram (@ashleighcoryell) for more style tips, home decor and DIY.

Links to purchase:


USA Sweatshirt:

Sperry Shoes:

Mustard Button Tank:

Kimono Vest:

Espadrilles Sandals:

The Hayden Espadrille in Chocolate

Pocket T-Shirt:

Denim Jacket:


I hope you enjoyed these three looks and make sure to comment below if you want to see more style tips like this!  I hope everyone is having a great start to summer!


Janae Lee


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