Proof That Victoria Beckham Has Always Been The Master Of Travel Outfits

For as long as we can remember, Victoria Beckham has been a style inspiration. Yes, even some of the more questionable, late-'90s ensembles from her Spice Girls days have made us pause and consider buying yellow-tinted sunglasses to wear with a belly-exposing, tattered tank top. Her post-pop star outfits are less eyebrow-raising — unless you happen to be at LAX, crossing paths with her as she makes her way to baggage claim in a perfectly fitted pencil skirt and stilettos.

It's no secret that Posh knows how to dress for the camera. Every turn on the red carpet, runway, or other photographer-heavy event is impossibly chicer than the last. But it's the airport terminal that Beckham has transformed from land of sensible slip-on footwear and leggings to a de facto catwalk.

This is by no means a recent sartorial shift. Go back through the years and you'll see Victoria Beckham has always taken her travel style seriously. The tailored blazers of the '00s have evolved into a more rounded, business-casual wardrobe that we've now come to expect from the pop-phenom-turned-fashion-designer. The silhouettes may vary, but there's one rule that pervades Beckham's travel history: No flats. Ever. Seriously, we have the outfits to back it up: read on for nine Posh looks that'll make you rethink what you know about dressing at 30,000 feet.


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Photo: Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Images.
2003
Vintage Posh and Becks show the virtues of matchy-matchy couple dressing (and our hearts can't handle it).

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Photo: Niki Nikolova/Getty Images.
2006
When you and bae decide that the travel itinerary requires an "Indiana Jones' High Fashion Revival" dress code.

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Photo: Jun Sato/Getty Images.
2007
Victoria Beckham was a couple of years ahead of the flares revival. Obviously.

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Photo: Splash News.
2008
When one fashion icon channels another: Victoria Beckham gives us her best Twiggy in a choppy pixie cut and long-sleeved, short-skirted check dress.

Beckham is wearing an Hermès bag and Christian Louboutin shoes. For a similar style, try:
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Photo: PacificCoastNews.com.
2010
For us, airport monochromes are limited to black and gray — i.e., our preferred hues for leggings and sweatpants. But Posh didn't earn her nickname for nothing: Beckham's take on the single-color looks a lot more polished — especially surprising, considering how we'd never peg various shades of beige as a chic color combination.

Beckham is wearing a Marc Jacobs dress, Brian Atwood shoes,Victoria Beckham sunglasses and bag. For a similar style, try:
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Photo: Juan Sharma/PacificCoastNews.
2012
Strut into the airport all like, "Nah, I don't need layers: My trench-cape-dress hybrid has all my bases covered."

Beckham is wearing a Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons dress, Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, and Victoria Beckham sunglasses. For a similar style, try:
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Photo: ChinaFotoPress.
2013
Make no mistake: There's still room for color in Posh's high-flying wardrobe. The designer tries her hand at colorblocking in a yellow longline blazer (ever the pragmatist, it has pockets!) and pale blue trousers.

Beckham is wearing a Victoria Beckham coat and bag. For a similar style, try:
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Photo: PacificCoastNews.
2014
A true professional transitions from baggage claim to boardroom in one fell swoop. Victoria Beckham doesn't even require a shoe change.

Beckham is wearing a Victoria Beckham blouse and skirt. For a similar style, try:
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Photo: Ron Asadorian/Splash News.
2015
Who looks this good after getting off a red-eye? Who poses all the way out to the taxi stand? Who will forever be our travel style icon?

Beckham is wearing Victoria Beckham pants, clutch, and coat; Casadei shoes. For a similar style, try:
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