The It Factor for Denver: Striped cardigans, cropped jackets in either floral prints or solids, and sleeveless printed sheath dresses will be at the top of any Milly girl’s must-have list for spring.

The Gist of It: During a season in which lightness and transparency play such important roles for most designers, Michelle Smith takes a more whimsical approach for Milly with a mix-and-match style of fabrics and patterns. For example, a green and black knit sweater is paired with red floral-print walking shorts; a large-scale green and navy floral-print skirt is topped with a striped cardigan-style jacket; and a colorful beetle-print blouse with lots of yellow and red is paired with a green and navy plaid skirt.

Look for It At: A.Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200,;

Garbarini, 3003 E. Third Ave., 303-333-8686,;

Nordstrom, 2810 E. First Ave., 720-746-2424 or click here for the nearest location.