Staples has always been our go-to space for the coming of a season. Being that we are more or less, total nerds, the concept of 'basics', 'must-haves', and, well, 'staples' have always been of keen interest to us. When we were little, going to Staples (the store) meant fresh everything--from never been sharpened pencils to pristine notebooks. We have to say that we get a similar feeling now, when we start imagining our fall wardrobe. After we makes lists of what we'd like and edit our closet a little bit, we go after the staples. Putting away a new leather jacket or pair of trousers feels almost like it did to put that loose leaf in our trappers. That said, on our list this season is a new pair of black boots. If there's anything that's making its rounds on e-commerce right now its these items, so now is the time to scope out what requires replenishing. From motorcycle to riding boots, the variations of black boots are diverse but, overall, we're noticing high rises (right under the knee and right over) and sleek, seamless shapes. Black boots with a sheen (mostly by way of patent leather) are also popular as are the dipped cuff that we see in riding boots. Sigh, if only everything were as simple as it is at the beginning of a season, or first page of a notebook.