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

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

more on luckymag.com

The Perfect: A Statement Watch For Every Style

Elegant but edgy, Hermès’ studded, flip-face design is our favorite way to stay punctual.

15 Celeb Hairstylists, Makeup Artists And Nail Pros To Follow On Instagram

No FOMO here: these glam squads' Instagrams are so good, they'll almost make you feel like you're getting ready for the red carpet with the celebs.

The Fall Shoe Guide: Plaid Low Tops

A little bit punk, a little bit prep—your favorite weekend-ready shoes get the tartan treatment.

Hair How-To: Eight Ways To Upgrade Your Bun

Pretty twists spotted on this year's runway put a couture spin on the go-to bun.

The 15 VMA Nominees That You Need To Follow On Instagram

Long hours on the tour bus and crazy music video costumes means musicians are the best people to follow on Instagram.