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In case you're getting tired of the hype of "quiet luxury" or the clean-girl aesthetic, there's a new trend that's going viral on TikTok, and it's loud and ~*flashy*~. Cue in: The Mob Wife aesthetic! It involves combining animal prints, fur coats, gold accessories, and more.
What Exactly Is The Mob Wife Aesthetic?
As its name implies, this trend was inspired by the *fictional* wives of mobsters (a.k.a. gangsters) in the '80s. These women were more than just arm candies or "accessories" to the crime—they're outspoken and unapologetic, and they're dressed to the nines, too! You can spot this aesthetic on the female characters in series like The Sopranos and Capote Vs. The Swans.
"It's not about having the most expensive outfit. It's an energy, an aura. It's about being very forward and bold," TikToker Kayla Trivieri explained in a video that recently went viral.
@ktrivz manifesting a 24 carat diamond tennis necklace to match my mob wife energy #greenscreen ? original sound - kayla trivieri
Filipino celebrities like Heart Evangelista have already given the trend their stamp of approval. "She's a mob wife," Heart captioned her OOTD in Paris, and she totally nailed it!
How To Recreate The Mob Wife Aesthetic
The first you need is simple: A *black* outfit. "You'll need to start with an outfit that's comprised of an entirely black garment," said Sarah Jordan Arcuri, the self-proclaimed "Mob Wife Aesthetic CEO", in another viral TikTok video. She continued, "If you could add some leather in there, even better. If you look like you're going to a funeral, you know you're doing it right. Next, you wanna dig out your mom's old fur jacket from the '80s. Nothing screams golden era of the mob like a jacket that lived in the golden era of the mob. Next, you need to overly accessorize with gold jewelry."
Of course, we all know that no one wears a fur coat in a tropical country like the Philippines! Instead, you can reach for a leather jacket to still give off that IDGAF vibe. ;)
@thesweetpaisana How to dress like a mob wife (in the style of how to dress like you’re from the lower east side) yes this is satire (kind of) use this sound to show me your mob wife style! #mobwife #mobwives #italiangirl #italianamerican #italianamericansbelike #fashiontiktok #mobwifewinter #fyp ? Mob Wife Energy Activate - The Sweet Paisana
Ready to shop? These fashion finds will help you achieve the Mob Wife aesthetic in no time:
Zara Oversized Faux Leather Biker Jacket, P4,395, Zara's official website
Zara ZW Collection Double-Faced Biker Jacket, P6,595, Zara's official website
Mango Turtleneck Long-Sleeved T-Shirt, P995, Mango's official website
Mango Belted Faux Leather Mini Skirt, P2,395, Zalora
H&M 2-Pack 20 Denier Tights, P399, H&M's official website
Sunspell Ganchio Medio, P1,000, Sunspell's official website
Penny Pairs Solana Gold Ring, P2,299, Penny Pairs' official website
Sunspell Fina, P950, Sunspell's official website
Sunnies Studios Bern In Deep Tort, P1,995, Sunnies Studios' official website
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