I honestly don't know what we'd all wear in the winter if denim ceased to exist. It's simply essential and is the perfect match for all of those winter-friendly items like coats, sweaters, and boots. It's also universally loved, so there's a steady stream of examples of stylish women wearing incredible winter outfits with jeans.
Even though jeans are the most basic of basics and can be very affordable, they needn't actually look cheap. I scoured street style from the past year in search of the winter jeans outfits that look ultra expensive, thanks to a smart styling trick here and there. What does or doesn't make an outfit look expensive isn't a scientifically proven fact, but I have a well-trained eye for these sorts of things, so keep scrolling to learn nine tricks of the trade and shop the looks.
The layered sweater look is huge right now, and it makes jeans look so chic. If you want to go the DIY route, simply purchase two of the same sweater (even better if they're affordable) and drape away.