The fashion philosophy of the Mob Wives is simple: just because your man is in lock-up, doesn’t mean you can’t look good and rock a fur coat (or three). Whether we’re talking about their wardrobe choices or their personal relationships, the Mob Wives can’t resist injecting a little bit of extra drama into the everyday. A fan of dark rich colors, these ladies favor fitted, curve hugging silhouettes and statement making accessories for a look that is sexy, streetwise and says “Don’t mess with me.”
Here’s how to inject your wardrobe with a bit of Staten Island swagger for Fall:
1. Faux fur coat
These NY tough girls love their furs. A touch of fur adds instant drama to any outfit. Go for a cruelty-free version like this faux fur jacket by DKNY (Net-a-Porter). Pair it with a LBD for a sassy cocktail ensemble or with skinny pants and ankle booties for a glam everyday look.
2. Fitted sweater dress
A fitted sweater dress is perfect for those chilly fall and winter days when you want to be warm and sexy. This sweater dress by Diane von Furstenberg (Harrods) puts an edgy spin on a classic fall basic by adding a strip of luxe leather along the hem. Pair it with your favourite pair of boots for a look that is fashion forward and totally tough girl chic.
3. Eye-catching cocktail attire
Ensure all eyes are on you when you enter the room with a stunning Grecian-inspired cocktail dress like this one by Jane Norman.
4. Dressy platform sandals
Show them who’s boss in a pair of sexy, strappy platform sandals like these black velvet and patent leather stilettos by Burberry (Zappos Couture). Whether you pair them with a cocktail dress or skinnies, these shoes up the sex appeal of any outfit.
5. Diamond heart pendant
Although their husbands and fathers may have questionable morals, the Mob Wives usually have their heart in the right place. Show your love with a bold, jeweled heart pendant like this one by Zoe Chicco (Endless).
6. Dramatic gold bangle
In the Mob Wives’ world, leaving the house without jewelry is a Federal Offense. Add some sparkle to a simple outfit with a bold, statement making bangle like this Victorian Etruscan inspired gold hinge bracelet by A. Brandt and Son (1stdibs).
7. Stiletto ankle boots
These patent leather ankle boots by Maison Martin Margiela (La Garconne) mean business. When paired with a classic sweater dress and dark, opaque tights, these booties add instant downtown cool to your outfit.
8. Red chain strap purse
Get noticed while paying homage to iconic Italian style with a chic chain strap purse like this stunning, red bag by Gucci (Net-a-Porter).
Simone Paget is a freelance writer and the author of Skinny Dip, a cheeky blog about love, sex, relationships and everything in between. When she’s not writing her heart out, she loves wandering around her city, large cup of coffee in hand, in search of the next great story.