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 brand new 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.