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

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

more on luckymag.com

The Best Outfit To Kickstart Beanie Season

Yes indeed, 'tis finally the season of the stocking cap, and we plan to fully embrace it this weekend by making a bright style the centerpiece of an a…

Seven Style And Beauty Secrets We Learned Last Week

From wedding flower crowns to under the radar denim brands, here's what we learned last week!

15 Times Katy Perry's Over-The-Top Red Carpet Style Was Just Enough

Katy Perry has a fearless attitude when it comes to red carpet outfits—from feathered wings to golden crowns, she's worn it all.

Weekend Beauty Sale Alert: Get Glowing Skin With 20% Off Burt's Bees Body Care Line

The brand's sensitive skin-friendly beauty products are now at an even more affordable price.

15 Cozy Sweater Dresses—All Under $100!

Snuggle up in one of these cozy—but inexpensive!—sweater dresses this fall.