TikTok Says It’s Officially ‘Mob Wife Winter’—Get the Look With These 11 Finds

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The verdict is in: Quiet luxury is out, and the 'mob wife' aesthetic is on the rise. The trend is currently taking over TikTok, where videos about the 'mob wife winter' look have earned more than 227 million views and counting, and the timing couldn't be more perfect. Given the chilly temps, what better way is there to heat up your wardrobe than with unapologetic animal prints, furry coats, faux leather leggings and gold jewelry galore? From a chic Kate Spade purse ($248; $186) to some sleek knee-high leather boots ($250; $120), here's everything you need to know (and shop) to nail the trend without looking too over-the-top. Think: a slightly more subtle take on Drea de Matteo and Edie Falco's style on The Sopranos.

What Is the 'Mob Wife' Aesthetic?

The 'mob wife' look is the total opposite of the quiet luxury trend that made us minimalist dressers. In fact, we'd refer to it as its 'loud luxury' counterpart; more overstated accessories, maximalist animal prints, in-your-face designer labels. There's also an undertone of 1980s high-glam. However, the 'mob wife winter' aesthetic taking over TikTok is *a lot* more focused. We traced it back to influencer Sarah Arcuri, a self-described “mob wife CEO,” who posted a video on TikTok this past October explaining the basics (i.e., how to pull off the look). The assignment is clear: You need black garments, big hair, vintage or faux fur and plenty of gold jewelry to channel the mob wives you've seen in your favorite movies and TV shows (minus the organized crime, preferably).

How to Get the Look

You can't go wrong with some all-black-everything staples, but you can add some swagger to your outfit by incorporating tasteful touches of leopard, some gold accessories and leather- and fur-inspired pieces. Need some inspiration? Just look at Jennifer Lawrence's character in American Hustle, just about any female character on The Sopranos or even Sofía Vergara, who has been rocking the trend for *years.* If there's anything they've taught us, it's to not be afraid to show off what we're workin' with or experiment with bold animal prints (see: Vergara in a skin-tight leopard mini dress). So, are you ready to start dressing like you're married to the mob? We thought so. Here are 11 essential pieces to help you get the look ASAP.

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You'll pull off the trend on your first try with this sleek black turtleneck dress. (Remember, you need a black base before you get to the accessories!) But regardless of any particular trend, you'll probably end up wearing this polyester and nylon style on repeat. Buyers say the winter staple really is as warm and cozy as it looks, plus it's stretchy in all the right places to perfectly hug your curves. The side slits that show off some more of your legs? Just the icing on the cake.

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You'll hit the jackpot with this coat that combines faux leather and faux fur for an elevated everyday look that supplies a touch of glam. Its front button closure, notched lapels, removable waist sash and side seam pockets also don't go unnoticed, as they take it from fabulous to fabulous and functional. Better yet, it should hit at or slightly past the knees, which will be much appreciated on those especially cold days when you need extra coverage. The fact that it's currently on sale for *$120* off just makes it even better.

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Faux leather leggings are some of our favorite pieces to style in the winter, and they certainly fit the bill when it comes to this trend. Don't already own a pair? TBH, even if you do, it wouldn't be a bad idea to snag this stretchy, high-waisted style while it's on sale. The pull-on pants have a seam at the knee and taper down towards the angle to add some dimension to your look, all while flattering your figure.

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When it comes to this trend, the more gold, the better. Needless to say, these chunky hoop earrings from Mejuri are a *must* because, well, we know for a fact that they'll go with everything. And since they're made of gold vermeil instead of gold plating, their thick layer of 18k solid gold (which is placed on sterling silver) should last longer, per the brand. In other words, this is the closest you'll get to the look and feel of real gold at a fraction of the price, so you know what to do.

If you've been waiting for an excuse to snag some tall leather boots, you can now say the mob wives made you do it. Prepare to scoop up this timeless pair (now on sale for just $120) featuring a round toe and 3.4-inch heel to offer up some serious height without sacrificing your comfort. That's right—buyers confirm they're comfortable to walk in despite their thinner stiletto heels. Another reviewer adds that the calves aren't too wide, so they're great if you've got thinner legs or prefer a more snug fit that won't slide down.

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Want to play with prints? This tiger-print number is the way to go. The polyester satin fabric should flow beautifully at any special occasion where you want to stand out. Not to mention, the lower-cut neckline is supposedly super flattering. Just take it from this reviewer who raves, "This dress is way...more formal IRL! Absolutely love it, [and it] makes your cleavage look so good." The pull-on style also has a waist tie in the back to help you get the fit right.

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No mob wife winter look is complete without a faux fur coat, and we're totally here for this leopard-print style from Donna Salyers Fabulous Furs. It's supposedly crafted from luxuriously plush faux mink fur and lined with a polyester fill that should provide some warm insulation (because a mob wife never gets cold). The jacket also has a front hook-and-eye closure, a notched collar, and side seam pockets, so it's not just glamorous, it's functional, too.

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Instead of throwing on a basic black top, opt for this mesh-accented style that shows a little skin, mob-wife style. One reviewer explains, "They are two separate tops attached by a string. I love the coverage provided by the mesh layer, and I feel comfortable wearing it. Surprisingly warm, too." Another buyer says the fitted polyester and elastane top "gives a similar feeling to a compression shirt without being too tight," so you can be sure it'll keep you looking snatched.

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Even if you're not going all in on The Sopranos style, you'll want to add these leather boots to your cart fast. Snakeskin print has been trending for a while now (both Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lopez approve), so you can't go wrong. The boots feature the brand's comfy MWL Cloudlift Lite padding, a soft square toe (which you can break in in no time), as well as a 2-inch block heel ideal for everyday wear. Plus, they're on sale for as low as $80, which is almost unheard of—need we say more?

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  • Size Range: 5 to 10

Luckily, you don't need to spend mafia money if you have a weakness for customized bling. Simply look to this gold pavé nameplate necklace from BaubleBar for an affordable version of the ultimate mob wife accessory. It's made of 18-karat gold plated sterling silver coupled with cubic zirconia stones, so it definitely looks more expensive than it is. You can personalize it with your name or any word up to ten characters, and choose from different fonts and sizes to make it more you. We're putting it on our Valentine's Day wish list, and so should you.

Per the mob wife style philosophy, leopard print is a neutral—so you can go ahead and pair this Kate Spade bag with just about any look. It has a removable and adjustable strap to transform it from a shoulder bag to a crossbody, and it's roomy enough to fit the latest iPhone, with a center zip compartment to secure your essentials. Not only does this chic purse nail the trend, but it's on sale for under $200 right now. Better scoop it up before it's gone.

Destinee Scott

Assistant Sales and Deals Editor

Destinee Scott is PureWow’s Assistant Sales and Deals Editor. She’s been chasing sales and deals for a decade and knows a good one when she sees one for fashion, home, beauty...

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