How To Master Celebrity Airport Style In Time For The Holidays

Frequent traveler or not, you've probably noticed (or heard) how flying has changed over time. Once a luxury experience, it's now marked by annoyances like lost baggage, never-ending TSA lines, and delays, not to mention the chit-chatty seat neighbor who can't take a hint. The dress code has also slackened dramatically, giving way to an über-casual passenger uniform that feels sloppy at best. Well, with all of the holiday travel in our forecast for the next month or so, we're determined to bring the glamour of the past to our upcoming flight schedule.
To start, we turned to those who exude sophistication while on the go — namely our favorite celebs — for airport outfit inspiration. Because really, what's more fun than dressing like a posse of paparazzi is on your tail? After gathering their formulas for no-fail, comfy-chic ensembles, we took to recreating them ourselves with sporty brand Starter. While we can't promise the four looks ahead will make you immune to flight delays, we can guarantee they'll make you feel like the coolest girl at the gate. Now, if we could just get someone to pack our bags for us...
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An in-demand model who books campaigns all over the globe needs layers that can handle a variety of climates. That's why we crafted a look that features the season's go-to outerwear trend — a bright puffer — along with a logo hoodie, lace-detailed denim, and sleek, pointed-toe boots. A sports bra or crop top as a base will come in handy as the plane temperature fluctuates.

Koral sports bra, H&M jacket, Alexander Wang bag, Mango jeans, Forever21 boots.
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Tap into your rocker side with a getup that's influenced by a true pop star. Start with a grunge-inspired plaid (not-too-mini) miniskirt, and style it with a graphic tee and longline vest. Opt for shiny white booties, a lieutenant hat, and, of course, audiophile-worthy headphones to complete the look.

The Group By Babaton vest, Rag & Bone skirt, Neous boots, Eugenia Kim hat, Urbanears headphones.
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For a travel-friendly outfit you can wear once you've arrived at your final destination, copy an A-lister-approved combo like this ribbed midi-dress and leather jacket duo. Give it a relaxed twist with metallic kicks, bright fishnet socks, and a super-practical mesh backpack.

Zara dress, Madewell jacket, Monki socks, Tod's sneakers.
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Monochrome is always a good idea, especially if you're going for an It Girl aesthetic you can master in minutes. Try our take with wide-legged sweats (which feel more elevated than the cinched variety), a complementary top, and an embellished denim jacket to break up the hue. Throw on disguising aviators for a real incognito vibe.

Norma Kamali pants, Être Cécile jacket, Golden Goose sneakers, Charles & Keith sunglasses.