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It’s a new year, and the first fashion trend to explode on TikTok is a stark contrast to the quiet luxury styles that took over 2023. This time, trendsetters are going bolder, messier, and more unapologetic than ever with the "mob wife aesthetic"—and it’s exactly the fun burst of energy fashion girlies have been missing. So what exactly is the mob wife trend? Think: animal prints, statement jewelry, black leather, and (arguably the most important piece of clothing this season) a fabulous faux fur coat.
It-girls Hailey Bieber and Dua Lipa have already given the trend their stamp of approval, and the maximalist style is one I’m personally excited to experiment with. With the recent 25th anniversary of The Sopranos, the aesthetic resurgence couldn't have come at a better time IMO. As we learned from Carmela Soprano herself, clothes don’t tell the whole story. It takes a messy, doesn’t-give-a-f**k attitude approach to styling your hair and an ostentatious makeup glam inclusive of a smoky eye and red lipstick. The mob wife is flashy. She’s wealthy, and she wants you to know exactly who you’re messing with when you’re looking at her. Got it? Good.
Below, the 16 items you need to nail the mob- wife aesthetic. And remember, the bigger, the better.
Petra Leopard Print Faux Fur Coat
She’s a legend and she deserves to be shown off. This faux fur coat screams, “Yes, this is my casual look,” and can be used anywhere from the grocery store to your next dinner date.
No mob wife look would be complete without a pair of go-to black boots. These give jussttt the right amount of edge and glamour.
We’re going bold, baby! That means in-your-face long, almost obnoxious amounts of mascara. The minimal clean-girl aesthetic has no place here!
Gold statement jewelry is the key to tying your look altogether. This cross necklace is just the right amount of flashy without being gaudy. Plus, it’ll go with *so* many outfits.
Long-Sleeve Asymmetrical Off-The-Shoulder Draped Top
For a bit of ~oomph~, this black top features an off-the-shoulder draped detail that we’re obsessed with.
Yes, this aesthetic calls for messy hair, but not many people can achieve that perfectly tousled hair without a little bit of help. This Shark FlexStyle will give you the volume you need in a matter of minutes.
Throw this maxi dress on for a one-and-done OOTD that nails the look. And if you happen to live in a climate that’s too hot for a fur coat, this cheetah dress does all the talking on its own.
Rouge Volupté Shine Lipstick Balm
Two words: red lips. This one gives off a beautiful shine and color payoff that you’ll love. Also, we encourage you to smudge this up a bit along the edges to truly lean into the look.
Vegan Leather 90s Relaxed Pant
Leather pants are a staple in any mob-wife wardrobe. For a relaxed fit, this pair from Abercrombie will make sure you’re comfy and just as fashionable.
Harlee Shoulder Bag
Duh, you need a place to hold your lipstick and mascara!
There’s something about a large pair of sunglasses that really sells this look for me. This one has large frames that feel maximalist and even a bit funky (in the best way).
Penny Lane Coat
Want a coat that’s a bit more neutral than an animal print? This one with fur-trim details is luxurious and the brown cocoa color is simply stunning.
Versace, Versace, Versace. Is there anything more on-brand than this? We think not.
Glamnetic Press-On Nails
Do you think you would ever catch the mob wife without a fresh mani? Didn’t think so! These press-on French tips will have you covered for when you’re in a pinch.
Macro Animal Pattern transparent 30 Denier Tights
Because it *is* winter after all, these tights will keep ya warm while still leaning into the animal print that’s called for.
Maxi chain necklace
A simple yet bold chain necklace is the perfect "don't mess with me" accessory to complete any mob wife look.
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