Last year, I spent more time than I’m willing to be honest with myself about thinking about Totême’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, and just as I was about to add it to my basket, Totême unveiled a new colour to consider. It hadn’t occurred to me that I needed anything other than the black iteration. That was until I saw the delicious biscuity-beige hue the brand had introduced. More thinking was required.
However, I paused a moment too long, for when I finally made up my mind and went to proceed with my purchase, both had sold out. It was a blow, and I spent the next six months getting over the fact there was a Totême-shaped hole in my wardrobe. Then, this week, while taking in the latest additions on Net-A-Porter, there it was; the same Totême draped fringed wool jacket. Back in stock. In both colours.
Second chances are rare, 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 last year but also missed out, consider this your sign that love can strike twice… Scroll on to see the jacket in both hues, as well as a whole host of styling inspiration, courtesy of the influencers who got their hands on it the first time. While you’re at it, why not also browse my edit of Totême’s best transitional pieces.
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