Women's Fashion

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.