Right up there with slouchy sweaters and waterproof footwear, denim is essential to your winter wardrobe. You can’t beat it for comfort on blustery weather days, or the extra dose of cool it gives any outfit—and then there’s the warmth factor to consider. Sorry tights, but jeans are just thicker.
There are countless ways to do the denim thing, too, starting with the nine great ideas spotted on the street style stars in the slideshow above. Dressed in everything from skinny stovepipes to distressed wide-leg dungarees, each girl’s got a jean-based outfit worth copying. Click through for nine inspiring ways to wear denim through spring.