Denimocracy Lana Short in Sugar Daisy

Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it’s officially summer! At least in most of the country… Here in San Francisco, “summer” doesn’t exactly mean that it’s time to break out the shorts and tanks, so when a lovely warm day (with no wind or fog) rolls around, it’s time to take full advantage. When one of these perfectly warm days rolled around last week, it was time for full-on “Skies Out, Thighs Out!” with these Denimocracy Lana shorts in Sugar Daisy.

Denimocracy is an LA based premium denim company launched in 2009. Their line of feminine styles includes their signature knit skinny and a line of comfortable denim shorts with lots of stretch. For today’s review, I was excited to try out a new brand, and also test run a new pair of white denim. As you all know, white denim can be very hit or miss, not exactly hiding your sins so to speak. It’s so important when shopping for white denim to find a jean that is thick enough to smooth you out, and opaque enough to not expose what lies beneath. This is extra important for a white short. Cut offs and denim shorts can border on too short, leaving nothing to the imagination. And in white, you’re taking an extra risk. I’m usually extra-extra careful with white jeans, usually sticking exclusively to Paige Denim and DL1961 for their ultra thick but flattering white jeans.

When I tried these shorts from Denimocracy, I was excited to see for myself that these definitely pass the white denim test. I ordered one size up from my usual to keep things a little more discrete (a secret I recommend for any denim shorts) and I loved that the white fabric was thick and opaque. The fabric they use has extra stretch which makes these incredibly comfortable, and also held my tops in perfectly when I wanted to tuck.

The Lana short features an 8” rise and a 3” inseam which keeps these shorts looking feminine and flattering without being too short. It’s nice to find a cute denim short updated in a fabric and color different from the standard cut offs straight off the pages of every Coachella packing list (love those too, but very nice to mix it up!) What makes these shorts extra special is the “sugar daisy” lace detail. I’ve included a close up shot below so you can check out the delicate design. It’s not a print on the fabric, but actually a cut out embroidery technique that is extra-unique and gives the shorts a cute and feminine touch without being too cutesy or young looking.

To balance out the shorts on the bottom, I paired this look back to a chambray button down, and toned the look down with a vintage leather belt, jewelry from Svelte Metals and Miansai, and flat Tod’s Gommino driving loafers.

The Lana Short in Sugar Daisy is available on

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outfit: Denimocracy Lana Short in Sugar Daisy, top: T by Joe’s, belt: vintage, shoes: Tod’s, bracelets by Svelte Metals and Miansai 

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Caroline Rooney is a San Francisco based stylist and model. Following internships with American Eagle Outfitters, Diane von Furstenberg, Parfums de Christian Dior, and Condé Nast, Caroline launched socially conscious clothing line The Bearon, in 2008. The Bearon was named one of INC. Magazine's "Coolest College Start Ups" in 2009. In 2011, Caroline joined the buying team at, buying both men's & women's denim. She fell hard for menswear, and grew particularly passionate about the denim industry. Throughout, Caroline has been signed as a print and runway model and has appeared in campaigns for Dodge, Ford, Ella Sven, & Bloomingdales, and worked with Neiman Marcus, Chanel, Donna Karan, and Miley Cyrus. After spending years on sets she developed an eye for styling and in the fall of 2013, moved to San Francisco to launch her career as a menswear stylist. Currently, Caroline is launching the menswear blog Bearon & Brothers, and works as a stylist for menswear e-commerce brand Bonobos. She is also an instructor of fashion styling at the Academy of Art University, and contributor to the denim blog "Denimology".