Wake up, don't even think - just put them on. There is nothing like a stripe to give black shoes (or any shoes) a lift. the height is perfect, even popping out the tops of your ankle boots for a bit of colour. See below examples of styling them with a shoe like Pablo or with a Chelsea boot like George.
As the days get a bit cooler, it's the right time to think about changing out your cotton. This Fine Merino Wool Blend embodies sumptuous warmth. For washing, just use a non-bio wool-safe detergent.