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Must Have Piece: Coated Jacket

You know when you wear jeans and a top outfit and want to wear your denim jacket but CAN’T because you’re already wearing jeans?

This is what you wear instead: the coated jacket.

When I tell you my excitement for this recent discovery, it’s precisely what I’ve been looking for.

Wear it just as you would a traditional denim jacket. Like its counterpart, the coated jeans, it adds some edge to your look without throwing you entirely out of your comfort zone.

I found a few to share, starting with my favorite.

KUT from the Kloth

Just the easiest extra layer to have on had, regardless of where you live.

If you live with me on the northeast coast, you’ll grab for this a dozen times over the next few weeks.

If you live somewhere mild, this might be a year round option.

Regardless, it will come in handy.

Available in sizes XXS – XXL for $109 at Nordstrom. I would beat this will sell out.


SWAT FAME Kara Jacket

KUT from the Kloth



If you wear a plus size, I have you covered with a lovely option from NYDJ.

Similar in style to the KUT option, and ON SALE for $53 in sizes 0X – 4X.

You can thank me later 🙂


Coated Jacket




If you are feeling a little more spendy, this option from DL1961 is stunning.

It’s almost sold out at Nordstrom but I found it in full stock at Anthropologie.

Available in XS – XL for $219


Vika Coated Denim Jacket



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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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Friday 6th of October 2023

Thanks for the idea! I may be checking this brown one out!

Megan Kristel

Saturday 7th of October 2023

Yes! I love this one! I almost featured it but there weren't enough sizes - love it for you :)


Friday 6th of October 2023

I have a coated jacket very similar to the Kara one above, that I bought at White House Black Market last year. This year's style is slightly different but still really nice. What I love about WHBM is that many, if not most of their styles are available in Petite sizes.

Megan Kristel

Saturday 7th of October 2023

WHBM is great for petites. I didn't like their option this year, the buttons and zipper were over the top, but I'm so glad you found a similar one last year!


Friday 6th of October 2023

I had no idea I needed this until now -- in my cart and checking out! WOW, great find!


Friday 6th of October 2023

I just bought the black Kara jacket last week and I love it. It's also available at Zappos if it's not available at Nordstrom's. The burgundy looks stunning as well.


Friday 6th of October 2023

LOVE THIS! For exactly the reason you stated, when you already have on jeans…

Thank you! I’m so glad I joined your group. My sister and niece may join us soon.

Jennifer S.

Friday 6th of October 2023

What a great idea. The jean jacket with jeans always bugged me even when I was a teen.