1. black (or dark solid denim) shorts: a gossip girl inspired look. accessories are glitzy and the vest takes the outfit to the next level.
2. colored shorts: spice up the average "jeans and graphic tee" look! a tribal belt and a girly ring give it a rustic but current feel.
3. printed shorts: a drapey top and summery accessories give off the idea of a day on the boardwalk, and rule out any chance of looking little-kiddish.
4. denim shorts: a girly top and hair accessory are unexpected and marvelous. mocs and a puka necklace keep things casual. they're jean shorts, after all!