Monochromatic outfits are always a simple option this time of year. They require very little effort and give any layered look that extra note of chic. When I’m pulling pieces together, I like to have one contrasting note (like this vintage belt). It breaks up any possibility of the outfit being a bore and offers that focal point. But the grounding piece of any monochrome style comes down to shoes. These black leather riding boots are timeless and classic. Whether paired with skinny jeans or worn alongside a midi skirt, they create an elegant statement. I’ve owned these for three years now and continually reach for them above almost any other pair.