Although temperatures seem to be continually rising in Denver, designers are already thinking ahead to chillier days. The easiest trend to get a head start on for fall: animal print. (If you’re me, it’s already a wardrobe staple.) While designers have been focused on head-to-toe looks using everything from leopard spots (3.1 Phillip Lim, Lanvin) to cow print (Givenchy), that’s probably overkill for most of us. Instead, add just one of these pieces to your closet and wear it now—or wait until the mercury dips.

What: Equipment’s silk blouse

How to Wear It: An elegant match for dark denim shorts (summer); paired with skinny black jeans and a black structured jacket (fall)

Get It: $248; Blush, 1411 Larimer St., 303-399-7779,

What: L’Agence leopard print maxi dress

How to Wear It: On its own for an outdoor soiree (summer); topped with your favorite leather motorcycle jacket (fall)

Get It: $625; A Line Boutique, 5375 Landmark Place, #107, Greenwood Village, 303-773-8200,

What: VC Signature loafers (top)

How to Wear Them: With black—or even colored (if you dare!)—tailored shorts and a short-sleeve blouse (summer); with cropped black pants and a mid-weight sweater (fall)

Get It: $225;

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