Denver’s bizarre weather patterns are starting to tease us with winter, which means it’s time to get your cold-weather wardrobe in shape. Here, five must-have items to rock the season in style.

The Geometric Print Dress

Designers seem to be tired of winter’s fallback color palette (think monochromatic gray and black). The result: Patterns—especially geometric prints—are popping up everywhere. Get in on the trend with Mara Hoffman’s printed dress with a keyhole neckline (pictured, above). Though neutral in tone, it’s a bold statement piece that can be worn on its own or layered under an oversized knit vest. $274, Goldyn, 2040 W. 30th Ave., 720-489-0580,

The Turtleneck Sweater

The ultimate cozy winter warmer remains a favorite this year. Why? Because chunky-knit T-necks look great with everything. Pair this 525 America version with skinny jeans (coated black ones will give your outfit more of an edge) or a sleek pencil skirt. $204, Rebel, 5910 S. University Blvd., Greenwood Village, 720-283-1004,

The Slip Dress

The slip dress, a summer wardrobe staple, is fast becoming a year-round must-have. Wear this patterned take by Some Days Lovin’ layered under an oversized cardigan or, better yet, the on-trend chunky turtleneck sweater (see above). Finish your look with either a pair of stiletto booties or—my personal choice—a pair of menswear-inspired flats. $125, Rustic Thread, 3716 W. 32nd Ave., 303-351-3535,

The Oversized Coat

See By Chloé‘s colorful coat is an investment, but it packs major fashion punch and adds a dash of sophistication to a basic black wardrobe. Plus, it checks off three cool weather trends (if you’re counting): oversized, fringe, and tartan (in an uber-modern orchid shade). $895, A Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Pl., Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200,

The Mid-Calf Boot

—Boot photo by Bata Stojanovic

Swap out the now-ubiquitous ankle bootie for this runway favorite. To make the style work, ensure that the top of the boot fits close to the calf (it’ll make your legs look lean). Dusica Dusica‘s brown leather option is très chic paired with cropped pants (the top of the boot should just graze the hem) or a pencil skirt for a sexier vibe. $695, Moxie, 5936 S. Holly St., Englewood, 303-694-0773,

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