If you’ve spent any time on TikTok or Instagram over the last few weeks, you’ve likely seen an increased interest surrounding The Soprano’s Carmela Soprano or Casino’s Sharon Stone, clad in fur coats, animal prints, black leather, and smokey eye makeup. It’s being hailed as the “mob wife” aesthetic, and the hashtag on TikTok already has nearly 158 million views. As trends tend to go, you could consider this a natural progression as social media moves away all things “clean girl” and “quiet luxury."
“I’m personally really excited to have a break from the clean girl aesthetic. I was getting so bored," Haus Labs global artistry director Sarah Tanno told Allure. “The mob wife aesthetic has a feeling of unbothered glamour. I think it’s trending because women like feeling powerful and glamorous.”
There are plenty of ways to use your interior design to subtly (or not so subtly) give a nod to this new style. It’s true that the majority of the inspiration depends upon the physical attributes of some of the most famous mob wife characters in TV and film. But the traits that make this trend so popular can be easily translated from your clothes and into your home.
For instance, faux fur isn’t just worn—it’s also a great accessory for your home. If you want a more maximalist mob wife vibe in your space, toss out a few faux fur throw blankets and leopard print pillows.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that we’ll be seeing more leopard this year—partly thanks to the mob wife, but it was also one of the top predictions stylists got from runways. Expect to see the print everywhere in 2024—on lamps, rugs, furniture, and more. This aesthetic really relies on your ability to mix animal patterns, whether you're framing prints ofRead more on bhg.com