Spring is barely around the corner, but in the fashion world, the pre-fall shows have just come and gone. Autumn might be the furthest last season from our minds, but that doesn't mean we can't still glean inspiration from the pre-fall shows for our winter wardrobes right now.

In fact, the timing couldn't be more perfect. We've just been given a sneak peek on what will be hot in the coming months, and with temperatures still dropping and the weather still shoddy, we can start wearing those trends A.S.A.P. And speaking of trends, there were several we noticed at the pre-fall shows that caught our eye. Across the board, animal prints and lots of leather were among our favorites.

Click through the gallery to see the four trends we think will be the hottest come fall, and a few examples of how to incorporate them into your wardrobe now. By the time autumn rolls around, you'll have been trending way before everyone else.

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