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.
Leset Zoe knitted cardigan
Leset Zoe knitted wide-leg pants
Elsa Hosk x Christopher Cloos chocolate cateye sunglasses
Prada Re-Edition 1995 brushed leather medium handbag
Going somewhere sunny? Throw on a pretty dress and carry a jacket over your arm à la Kruger.
Brandon Maxwell The Mini Bubble dress
Saint Laurent Bahia leather and wicker bucket bag
Loro Piana Tiana straw Panama hat
Prada Monolith brushed leather lace-up shoes
Master casual chic dressing with elevated wardrobe heroes—like the tank top and jeans donned by Harris.
Gabriela Hearst Daniel ribbed wool tank top
The Row Montero mid-rise straight-leg jeans
Lemaire leather lace-up derby loafers
Follow MacDowell’s lead and go from the airport to lunch in style with an easy-going shirt dress.
Le 17 Septembre Belted shell midi shirt dress
The Row N/S Park tote bag
Manolo Blahnik BB 10 leather point-toe flats
Contigo stainless steel travel mug
Stay effortlessly cool with a cozy tracksuit. Break up the oversized silhouette with a crop top Dunn style.
Balenciaga sporty B tracksuit jacket
Balenciaga double-brushed fleece pajama pants
Louis Vuitton Keepall Bandouliere 45 duffle
Nike Dunk low retro sneakers
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.
Nili Lotan Flora trouser jean
Celine horizontal Cabas tote
Salvatore Ferragamo Clare leather mules
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.
Slvrlake London high-rise straight-leg organic jeans
Globe Trotter Safari 20” cabin suitcase
Never underestimate the power of a classic blazer. It’s always the perfect layering piece, especially on airplanes.
Everlane The Silky Cotton Relaxed shirt
Valentino Garavani Rose Edition Atelier hobo bag
Don’t be afraid to have fun with color. Mirren’s monochromatic look feels just right for any summer escape.
Live The Process Leda ribbed knit polo cardigan
Wolf & Badger gingham skirt with waist tie
Jil Sander leather belt bag
Cariuma Oca low green canvas sneaker
Soo Joo Park
Go straight from the airplane to dinner with a going-out top and colorful bag similar to Park’s.
Open Edit organic cotton poplin oversize blouse
Cami NYC The Busy bead-embellished silk-blend camisole
Bottega Veneta Intrecciato small suede tote
Raey front-seam cotton and linen-blend chino trousers
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.
Alberta Ferretti denim jacket
Alberta Ferretti denim skirt
Gucci Diana mini tote bag
Tuck baggy sweats into a pair of sleek boots. And add a polishing touch with a chic camel coat.
Loewe shawl wool cashmere belted coat
Les Tien classic sweatpants
Ray-Ban square sunglasses
Celine Margaret Chelsea boot