We've officially reached that time of year when the simple act of stepping outside results in numb appendages and the threat of frostbite. While the standard hat, mittens, and scarf combination remains our first line of defense, we're pleased to report that we've found a surprisingly sleek source of undetectable armor for our legs: fleece-lined jeans.
Nestled somewhere between your standard denim and ski apparel, fleece-lined jeans offer an added layer of protection while appearing completely normal to the untrained eye—no bulky layers or heavy fabrics here. Most importantly, fleece-lined jeans are actually warm. You feel as if you're bundled up for the ski slopes, motivating you to brave your morning commute December through March.
In our continued effort to wage a sartorial war against winter, we've rounded up 15 pairs of stylish and affordable fleece-lined jeans designed to keep you warm this season. Find your new winter go-to below!
Acne Studios Blå Konst High-Rise Flared Jeans ($329)
Leave it to Acne Studios to design a high-end version of this winter essential.
Plush Fleece-Lined Liquid Jeggings ($84)
Opt for fleece-lined jeggings for a more casual look.
French Connection Thermal Denim High-Rise Skinny Jeans ($74)
Your standard black skinny jeans, fully equipped for winter.
Hue Fleece Lined Denim Leggings ($54)
We love Hue's take on fleece-lined denim leggings.
Old Navy High-Waisted Built-In Warm Rockstar Jeggings ($38)
Protect your legs from frigid temperatures with Old Navy's inexpensive take.
Plush Fleece Lined Liquid Moto Leggings ($93)
Fleece and leather: your winter armor.
Express High-Waisted Cozy Fleece Button Fly Jean ($80)
Who would have guessed these jeans are fleece-lined?
Old Navy High-Waisted Built-In Warm Rockstar Super Skinny Jeans ($38)
Flattering, high-waisted, and, most importantly, warm.
Express Mid-Rise Black Cozy Fleece Jean ($80)
These are both an office and a weekend staple this winter.
Old Navy Mid-Rise Built-In Warm Rockstar Jeans for Women ($38)
We love Old Navy's mid-rise style as well.
Express High Waisted Cozy Fleece Light Wash Jean Ankle Leggings ($80)
Why not stock up on a light-wash version?
Riders by Lee Indigo Fleece Lined Slim Straight Leg Jean ($40)
We can't resist a good Amazon find.
Style & Co Petite Fleece-Lined Skinny Jeggings ($50)
The perfectly cozy companion for a bulky sweater and boots.
Hue Fleece-Lined Denim Leggings in Ink ($54)
Too much black denim? Opt for Hue's subtle ink wash.
L.L.Bean Classic Fit Straight-Leg Fleece-Lined ($79)
If anyone knows how to do fleece-lined denim, it's L.L.Bean.
Next, check out the seven winter work outfits to try this year.
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