Years Later, Toteme's Scarf Jacket Is Still Just Relevant and Chic As It Ever Was


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For an elevated look, try pairing it with tailored trousers and sandals. 

Last year, I spent more time than I’m willing to admit thinking about Toteme’s draped fringed wool jacket. You know the one—the versatile cover-up with the slightly oversize silhouette, contrast whip-stitched edging and chic, built-in scarf. The one snapped up by so many stylish types, including Monikh Dale, Anouk Yve, and Jessica Skye.

For months, I deliberated about purchasing it for myself. Initially, I wanted to analyse how much wear I would get out of it—I don’t buy anything unless I can picture myself wearing it constantly. Once I had confirmed that it would work well with my existing wardrobe, then I had to consider which chic colour to opt for—classic black, biscuity-beige, grey or perhaps the on-trend chocolate brown

Unfortunately my indecisiveness made me pause a moment too long—of course, by the time I went to add it to basket it was sold out again. It was a blow, and I spent the next few months getting over the fact there was a Toteme-shaped hole in my wardrobe. You'll be pleased to know my moment finally came when the brand obviously realised how in-demand the coats were and re-released it. I snatched one up immediately (I went for the original dark one if you were wondering), but I know not everyone was so lucky.


The grey style is so versatile. 

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With crips spring days rolling around once again, however, I bring good news—far from being discontinued (something I love about Toteme—their winning classics are always re-released so never not on-trend), the cult classic scarf coat is back for another year.

Second chances are rare (and third chances are even rarer) so when they present themselves, you shouldn’t let them pass you by. Just look at Ben and Jennifer. If you too fell for this jacket over the last few years but missed out, consider this your sign to gift yourself as we head into the new season. Scroll on to see and shop the jacket, and there's also a whole host of styling inspiration below, too—you're welcome. 

Shop Toteme’s Draped Fringed Wool Jacket

See How Influencers Have Been Wearing Toteme's Draped Scarf Jacket


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The original charcoal black. 


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Francesca styles her grey version with jeans and boots. 


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India owns both the black and the beige colourways.


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This jacket has been dominating my thoughts for years now. 


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It works so well with jeans and chunky flat boots. 


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It loans itself perfect to cosy knitted layers, too. 


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Jess proves all this coat needs is a simple black jean + boot. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.