Gingham has always been a favorite of mine and I could not resist the Montana Amikiri Dress from AllSaints for its leather buckle fastening straps- such a rich detail for a $120 dress.

I suggest styling this piece with chocolate riding boots and a pair of creamy tall socks (be sure to let the very top of the socks show- this will put a soft buffer between the harsh edge of the boot and the straight line of the hem).

Riding boots are a wardrobe staple and therefore, usually, and investment piece.

I have searched high and low and my favorite are the Juicy Couture Cadley Riding Boots. The asymmetrical top line gives the boot a feel of authentic-ism while the horse bit on the back of the heel adds a bit of high-end fashion. Overall, best boot.