supermarket: coated denim

the essential you didn't know you needed.

Photo via Forever 21

Until you see a girl wearing leather pants—á la Uncle Jesse in his '90s rock band phase—you probably haven't consciously been craving a good pair of coated denim jeans. Treated to look like form-fitting leather, coated denim is a more affordable and, oftentimes, more comfortable option. And just like a good leather legging, they look good with everything—and come in a variety of colors and washes. Click through the gallery to see and shop our top 10 picks.