Scarf Coats Are the Only Coat Style Fashion People Are Investing In This Season

The Best Scarf Coats For Autumn/Winter: @_jessicaskye wears the Totême coat



Minimalist fashion lover Jessica Skye wears her Totême scarf coat so well. Let the outerwear do the talking, and keep the rest of your look simple with jeans and heeled ankle boots. 

If there's one thing I can guarantee about autumnaside from the fact that everyone will put up a pumpkin-picking post on Instagram—it's that you will see a lot of scarf-style coats. From chic camel styles to darker shades with contrast stitching, it’s clear that they’re having a moment.

This is in large part due to the ever-growing popularity of the Totême icon, which continues to sell out as soon as it is restocked but also because this style jacket hits the fashion trifecta. It’s stylish, versatile and keeps you warm. What’s not to love? 

The Best Scarf Coats For Autumn/Winter: @monikh wears the Totême coat



Who What Wear contributor Monikh Dale managed to be one of the lucky few to get the contrast-stitch Totême iteration. Swoon. 

We’re not the only ones to note the power of this holy trinity, with every brand from Whistles to Balenciaga launching their own iterations of the style in their own aesthetics. One such brand is high-street favourite COS, which just this week, as part of its new atelier collection, released a checked scarf jacket that got the whole Who What Wear team talking. 

Now here at Who What Wear, we firmly believe that every item you buy should be viewed as an investment, with ample time to consider just how the piece will work in your existing wardrobe and how much wear you'll get out of it before you head to checkout. But every so often, a high-street hit like this jacket comes along, and we just know, deep down, it’s a winner. And if the COS number isn't quite right for you? Don't worry. We've rounded up all the best scarf-style coats and jackets available right now. Just take your pick and enjoy the compliments! 

Claire Wakeman nails French-girl chic by wearing the H&M scarf coat with stripes. This style was so popular last year, and we're thrilled it's back again for 2022. 

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Absolutely no one will guess this brown-and-black checked style is from the high street. I love its relaxed, almost cardigan-style shape and scarf collar that can be effortlessly wrapped around the shoulders. Wear with leather trousers, dresses and jeans. 

Wear the scarf collar over your shoulders or leave it draped open as above. 

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This sell-out H&M number is back for another year! 

This tasseled version is so chic. 

Hello, coat of dreams. Yes, this is an investment, but its classic cut and colour ensure it will be a wardrobe staple for many years to come. 

How beautiful is this draped style? It comes in both black and white. Just pick your fighter.

You'll have to be quick to get your hands on this influencer favourite.

It's giving Rupert Bear vibes (in a fashion way, of course). I'll be wearing this with dark-wash denim and a relaxed knit. 

Balenciaga's take on the style sees an exaggerated shoulder paired with fringing. I'm in love! 

I would wear this with ecru jeans, a striped sweater and trainers. 

This cropped style is so chic. Wear as above with jeans and heeled boots for a cold-weather-appropriate dinner-date look.

I love, love, love the full-black version of that Tôteme style. An early Christmas present to myself, maybe?

Jaeger's iteration is so elegant. Wear over wide-leg trousers and a sleek roll-neck. 

Mango always delivers on the outerwear front. The relaxed, double-breasted fit of this camel style gives it an extra-stylish twist. 

Want to go one step futrher? Opt for a padded style like the above, which ticks both the practical and stylish boxes. 

Be the best dressed dog walker, coffee collector and weekend errand runner in this khaki iteration.