Dear Lucky: What Are Some Practical Outfits for a Mom?

Q: I can’t always wear the jewelry and the heels—what are some practical outfits for a mom? —@StyleMom

Cotton sneakers, $55 each, Bensimon,
bensimonusa.com

A: Dear @StyleMom,

Constant red-carpet readiness does not an alluring woman make, mom or no. Nor does practical have to mean unfun, unfeminine or even unglamorous:

1. Just about any summer dress or skirt-and-T-shirt combination looks cute with a pair of white Supergas. Or any color of the gorgeous, glamorous Bensimon sneakers. Either option says (to me): I am glamorous, but I also don’t care. And/or: Though I am wearing this flirty, body-revealing, beautiful dress/skirt, I am not trying too hard!
A flat thong sandal is a step up in the glamour department; an espadrille is summer-casual Inès de la Fressange perfection. And I’m always reading about the death of the flip-flop. Ha! I say.

2. You know how you go to a party and the super-hot girl is always wearing a maxi dress? I wear a maxi dress and I imagine I am this girl.

3. The skirt of the skirt-and-T-shirt combo should be the more festive element of the two. A festive top is rarely relaxing and carefree, somehow. Or copy the fashion editor I will forever worship for wearing silk slips everywhere, all summer long: sexy and comfortable and eccentric heiress all at once! She wore them with flip-flops, sneakers or bare feet.

4. Jewelry is not so crazily impractical: A diamond stud earring? A little hoop? A sexy gold chain with something tiny and pretty hanging from it? A fantastic watch? Do it!

more on luckymag.com

Chartreuse And Brown: The Retro Color Combination We Can't Get Enough Of

Yes, you can wear it without looking like a kitchen from the '70s!

Shop Fall's Sexiest Skirt—At Every Price!

If there's one skirt you absolutely have to indulge in this season, it's a slim-lined version with a high, sultry slit—and we've found options ranging…

Fall's Hottest Nail Colors—Plus, 50 Shades To Shop!

From inky blues to chocolatey browns, shop the best shades of the season.

World, Meet Prince Harry’s New Girlfriend: Camilla Thurlow!

He's settled down after a summer of bona fide ginger-haired lovin’.

Lucky's Accessories Director Reveals Her Secret Weapon For Fall

Julia Kalachnikoff shares her secret weapons for when she wants to add a little color to a mostly black-and-white palette.