My Mom, the Style Icon: Robin Morris

This '80s soap opera star passed up the decade's sequins and shoulder pads for the more classic glamour of menswear-inspired basics.

My dad took this picture in 1977, before my mom, Robin Morris, became something of a soap opera star (she had a big role on Loving in the '80s). Onscreen, she wore the decade's glitzy trends, but offscreen, she stuck to the borrowed-from-the-boys aesthetic she'd honed in college: clean-lined top and trouser-style jeans. Smart and polished, this was the perfect simple backdrop for the occasional statement accessory, like her favorite Panama hat or a huge turquoise necklace. Even today, when I visit, she opens the door in a solid top and trouser jeans (these days she favors J Brand or Seven) and the same necklaces she's wearing in this picture. The amazing part is it still works: Her look is as fresh and relevant today as it was 30-plus years ago. I always thought she looked cooler than other moms, and as I get older, I know she did. —Sabrina Morris, 25, public relations coordinator, New York

file

Little red tassels give a simple brown bag so much more personality.

file

Show off the pants' dramatic proportions with a tucked-in top.

file

A smart investment: Brown leather belts look better with age.

file

Essential for pulling off floor-skimming trousers.

file

Small gold charms look feminine (but not too girly).

file

Turquoise silk is understatedly elegant.

more on luckymag.com

The Snuggliest Look For All Your Working-From-Home Needs

Skipping a trip to the office tomorrow? We've got the coziest outfit you should wear while working from your couch.

Alert! Baublebar Has Emoji Bracelets Now!

Wear your heart—or rather, your lovestruck cat—on your sleeve with Baublebar's new emoji bracelets.

Seven Style And Beauty Secrets We Learned Last Week

From the biggest trends of 2014 to the best travel blow dryers, here's what we learned this week!

The Foolproof Saturday Outfit You Already Own

High-rise skinny jeans, white tee, grey gym class hoodie, simple black footwear—when you break it down, the core of this outfit is basics, many of whi…

Drugstore Beauty Buy: An Undereye Cream That Works While You're Sleeping

A few dabs of this lightweight cream, which contains caffeine, hyaluronic acid and smoothing essential oils, and you'll wake up seeing the depuffed, h…