If there’s one thing we look forward to about the arrival of fall (aside from sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes), it’s getting to pull on our favorite pairs of boots. Sure, you can wear sneakers and mules year-round, but come September, your trusty black boots will never fail you. Whatever your pair of choice—classic black ankle booties or thigh-high boots that reach up to there—these are the boots you’ll want to invest in. Because there just aren’t many outfits these boots won’t pair well with. To prove our point, we’ve rounded up some of the best outfits to wear with black boots. Style them with patent-leather pants, a knit dress, or even a blazer; with these shoes, the possibilities are truly endless.