Scarf Coats, aka Scoats, Are the Two-for-One Winter Buy Worth Investing In

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As the temperature begins to drop, you’re likely to be in the market to find the best coats of the season to add to your wardrobe. While there are many things to consider when investing in a winter coat (fabric, length, colour, occasion), we can’t help but champion a jacket that works that little bit harder than its predecessors: enter the scarf coat.

Last winter, the Toteme scarf coat went viral thanks to its practical, yet stylish silhouette. The hip-length peacoat shape comes with a built-in scarf sewn in to create a soft, blanket finish. Released for autumn/winter 2022, the outerwear from the Scandinavian brand soon went viral, with the hashtag #totemescarfjacket currently racking up 8.7million views on TikTok. Loved by editors and influencers alike, last fashion month saw the coat dominate street style, and it’s not hard to see why.

The scarf coat (or scoat as we are coining it, because who doesn’t love a nickname?) perfectly encapsulates the season with its two-for-one messaging. Suitable for almost any occasion thanks to its smart-casual aesthetic, the scarf-coat allows us to sack off accessories. The built-in scarf means the outerwear look is complete with minimal effort; the perfect matching scarf to keep us warm with a polished look. Essentially, it plays perfectly into the quiet luxury fashion trend worn by Sofia Richie, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kylie Jenner.

And it seems the silhouette is here to stay. Like the trench coat or the camel coat, this is a shape that is likely to return season after season. Meghan Markle was spotted in a version in March and the high street is flooded with hybrid styles for autumn/winter 2023 to add to your winter wardrobe. Keep scrolling for some of our favourite scarf coats, or scoats, this season.

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