My Mom, The Style Icon: Jan Hunter Lingle

At age 19, one beauty queen’s refined, yet unmistakably cool style made her the darling 
of the pageant circuit. Years later, it made her her daughter’s muse.

file

This picture was taken in 1971, just as my mom, Jan Hunter Lingle, was about to enter a beauty pageant in Memphis. Mom was a runner-up for Miss South Carolina, It’s easy to see why the judges loved her look; she perfectly blends classic femininity with a relaxed, sexy feel. That funky belt and unbuttoned skirt balance out teh ladylike mood of her fitted turtleneck and simple makeup. All the clothing I design is meant for someone like Mom: a woman who is sophisticated but who also wants to stand out. Yes, Mom's my muse, but more importantly, she's the one who encouraged me to pursue my passion for fashion design. And because she raised me to believe in myself, Mom's not only my style icon, she's my lifelong role model too. —Hunter Bell, 31, cofounder/designer of Hunter-Dixon, New York City

file

A ’70s-sweet addition to your work wardrobe.

file

The oblong shape adds a touch of sophistication to classic hoops.

file

A flirty bottom will temper the conservative neckline.

file

Your ticket for capturing a full-on retro look.

file

After work, undo a couple of buttons for a more casual, nighttime feel.

file

So flattering and leg-lengthening with a knee-length dress.

file

Green suede (weirdly hard to find) makes a standard messenger bag something special.

more on luckymag.com

Monday Morning Outfit Idea: Start Your Week Off Looking Pretty and Polished!

Bummed as you to see the end of yet another summer weekend, there's at least one good thing about heading back to the office: it's an opportunity to d…

The $7 Teeth-Whitening Product That Really Works!

This amazing drugstore teeth whitening pen has me all smiles—literally!

We've Found The Perfect Wedding Necklace (And For Under $60!)

This necklace is super sparkly and under $60...what more could a girl ask for?

Weekend Nail Art Inspiration: A Sunshine-Inspired Manicure From Miami Swim Week

It's the perfect poolside look.

Seven Style And Beauty Secrets We Learned Last Week

Click through for the secret to bold, shapely brows, candid thoughts from Amanda de Cadenet and more.