This Best-Selling Toteme Knit Is Back, and Now I Want All 4 Colours

In fashion, you know something is a sound investment when you see it being worn year after year, and that's certainly the case with Toteme's striped sweater. First released in 2019, the jumper sparked a Breton-knitwear movement that hasn't slowed in the slightest over the past three years. As we head into winter, Instagram's finest have begun digging out their Toteme originals in preparation for the colder temperatures. But what is it that makes this particular knit so special?

While I'm yet to invest in it myself, I have seen it first-hand, and I can confirm it's essentially a style trifecta: It's ageless, versatile, and premium-looking. Of course, it should look premium—it's designer, and the price reflects that, but even I, someone who is famously stingy with their money, can see it is a worthy investment. In addition to the impressive qualities listed above, it's also got an incredibly chic silhouette, with just the right amount of oversizing. The wide sleeves and high neckline set it apart from other striped sweaters on the scene, making it all the more covetable.


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Toteme's striped sweater now comes in four chic colourways.

Initially, the Toteme striped sweater came in two variations: a cream-and-black, with the cream being the dominant hue, and then the reverse. Both of these styles are still available. New for 2023, however, is a deep khaki-and-cream colourway and a sandy hue, too.

In a testament to its versatility, below, I've assembled a handful of ways influencers are styling their Toteme striped sweaters this season, along with all four colours for you to consider. Then, continue on to see other striped knitwear options that I love for 2023.

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Style Notes: Jessica creates a cool transitional look by styling her Toteme striped sweater with leather shorts and over-the-knee boots. 


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Style Notes: India pairs her Toteme striped knit with another wardrobe classic—a camel blazer. 


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Style Notes: Anouk gives her Toteme striped jumper a downtime spin with black faded jeans and lace-up boots. 


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Style Notes: Emma proves that the knit works just as well with elegant skirting as it does jeans. 

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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.