It's hard to imagine a life without denim. Whether we're going on a first date or moving out of our last solo apartment, a pair of jeans is usually the first thing we pull out of the dresser. The memories sink into every crease, stain, and tear. And, though we may get attached to the pairs that have been with us through it all, we'll always have room for more — from doubling up on our favorite skinnies to embracing the wide-leg's comeback.
That's the beauty of denim. Both timeless and on-trend, you could say it sits atop the fashion food chain, right up there with the Acne Mock jacket, Chuck Taylors, and PS1 bag. But, that wear-everywhere appeal is a double-edged sword: How do you stand out in a sea of the latest boyfriend jeans? It's all in how you style 'em, of course, but even the most fashion literate can run out of ideas for reimagining our go-to staple. The good news is, there are as many ways to wear jeans as there are styles themselves. For a little extra inspiration on melding the current with the classic, we partnered with Levi's® and asked denim addicts on both coasts how they keep up their jean game. Check out their fresh tips here, and make room for some new old favorites.