My Totême Scarf Jacket Is the Best Thing I've Ever Bought—Here's How I Wear It

As someone who thinks over every purchase she makes incredibly thoroughly—you definitely don't want to tag along on my next Tesco shop—you can imagine the hours I spent deliberating over buying Totême's scarf jacket. You know the one; the cover-up that's dominated your social media for two winters now, and it's appeal is showing no signs of waning. With its oversize silhouette, thick felted wool fabrication, contrast whip-stitched edging and chic, built-in scarf, it's the equivalent of an Instagram-like honey trap, which is probably why so many influencers have invested in it. This, however, was something I was wary of—especially when it comes with a price tag that requires some consideration. After months—wait, make that a full year—of admiring it from afar, last October, I decided to treat myself to it. "I can always return it," I told myself as I entered my card details into the Net-a-Porter check-out, and I had every intention to do so if it didn't live up to my high expectations. Almost three months on, however, we're in a fully committed relationship. 



Honestly, the Totême scarf jacket is the best thing I've ever bought. I love it. I've worn it day and night almost every single day since our paths crossed, and it still hasn't lost its appeal. The standout detailing is compliment-inducing and loans itself perfectly to after-dark styling, mainly because it feels fancy enough to match my prettiest clothes. During the day, however, it bestows everything from basic jean-and-trainer looks to knitted co-ords with the effortlessly cool vibe I've always longed to hone. It makes getting ready easy; so much so, I'm hoping we're in for a long winter and chilly springtime just so I can wear it for longer. 

I could go on and on about how great Totême's scarf jacket is, but why don't I show you instead? Below I've shopped out all the iterations that are currently in stock (my slate grey version has just been restocked!); afterwards, you can peruse my favourite Totême's scarf jacket outfits that I've worn so far. 

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My Favourite Totême's Scarf Jacket Outfits

1. Jacket + Knitted Skirt Co-ord + Tote Bag + Knee-Boots



My grey knitted two-piece is from Zara but it sold out pre-Christmas. Now, I have this cream style on order which I know will work just as well with the Totême. 

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2. Jacket + Stripe Top + Crossbody Bag + Jeans + Converse



This is the outfit I reach for when I'm running errands at the weekend or grabbing a coffee friends; cool without looking try-hard. 

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3. Jacket + Slip Dress + Fancy Bag + Heeled Sandals



This is the look that saw me through the entirety of party season. "No, I don't want to check my coat in, thank you."

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Whether it's for work meetings or a low-key dinner date, black trousers are the first thing I reach for. Now, I never have to worry about them looking boring; walking in wearing this coat is the only statement I need to make. 

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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.