Denim shorts are a true summer staple, obviously, but this season we’ve been blessed with several looser-fitting styles on the market to help us stay cool in these super warm summer months! Destroyed denim can be tough to dress up, since they kind of remind most people of the easy summer days of childhood, when our only job was to play out in the dirt all summer and destroy whatever clothes our mothers dressed us up in for the day (I certainly was quite a tomboy, out playing in the creek across from my house!). After the boyfriend jean took hold of the market, shorts followed, and denim fans and bloggers everywhere love them! We spotted blogger Lauren Recchia of North of Manhattan in Denimocracy shorts…the Tomboy in Unity, to be exact! These jeans are meant for the laid back girl who still loves to look great, and Lauren shows us how to dress these up while still looking cool with a cropped striped blouse, silver bangles and some adorable banana sandals as she splashed around in her pool…keeping that summer youthfulness alive!