Whether you’re plotting an escape to a secluded island or ready to take a long-awaited European holiday, airport outfits are just as important as the looks packed away inside your luggage. Long flights require wardrobe essentials that are comfortable, and it doesn’t hurt if they are a sartorial hit, too. If you’re not sure what to wear during your next getaway, who better to look to for inspiration than the celebrities who are constantly jet-setting.
Andie MacDowell’s timeless aesthetic, for example, serves as the perfect guide for elevated casual dressing. While arriving in Cannes, she demonstrated the power of an easy-to-throw-on dress. A sharp flat and a chic tote always complement the winning look. Of course, you don’t have to wear a dress to look polished at the airport. Model Elsa Hosk gave us a chic lesson in laid back dressing, layering a turtleneck underneath a roomy cardigan and finishing the look with matching knit pants. Airplanes are notoriously quite chilly, so a look with versatile layers always comes in handy.
Ahead you’ll find more airport outfits to keep in mind for your next escape.
Take the guesswork out of styling an outfit with a matching set like the Bazilika cardigan and trousers worn by Hosk.
Going somewhere sunny? Throw on a pretty dress and carry a jacket over your arm à la Kruger.
Master casual chic dressing with elevated wardrobe heroes—like the tank top and jeans donned by Harris.
Follow MacDowell’s lead and go from the airport to lunch in style with an easy-going shirt dress.
Stay effortlessly cool with a cozy tracksuit. Break up the oversized silhouette with a crop top Dunn style.
Jolie is constant proof that minimal dressing doesn’t have to be boring. Follow her lead and play with proportions, from flowy wide-leg trousers to fitted trench coats.
While on set for her new film The Perfect Find, Union’s character delivered major travel-outfit inspiration with a blouson-sleeve top, jeans, a rose gold-trimmed luggage set, and a coveted (always sold out) Telfar bag.
Never underestimate the power of a classic blazer. It’s always the perfect layering piece, especially on airplanes.
Don’t be afraid to have fun with color. Mirren’s monochromatic look feels just right for any summer escape.
Soo Joo Park
Go straight from the airplane to dinner with a going-out top and colorful bag similar to Park’s.
Take your denim game to the next level with a lime jacket and skirt. And be sure to finish off the look with a comfortable pair of loafers and a coveted handbag, like Turner-Smith’s Gucci Diana bag.
Tuck baggy sweats into a pair of sleek boots. And add a polishing touch with a chic camel coat.