Victoria Beckham once tweeted “the airport is my runway” and she’s not the only celebrity who shares this view when it comes to travel style. Our culture’s obsession with airport fashion is nothing new. This trend can be dated back to the Golden Age of Hollywood, when Marilyn Monroe was photographed descending the steps of a plane in a fur coat, perfectly tousled curls, and sleek high heels.

Jet back in time to when air travel was glamorous and it’s easy to understand pop culture’s obsession with celebrity travel fashion. Flying in the 50s was expensive and taking a flight was a luxury in itself. Due to the novelty and glamour that came with flying back then, passengers would don their best dresses or suits and immaculately coif their hair.

Although air travel has become much more casual, the airport still remains a mini red-carpet for celebrities to showcase their sense of style and glamour. How many airport paparazzi shots have you seen of  Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner in their oversized sunglasses and mobs of security guards?

While the golden era of air travel is gone and us mere mortals can’t walk through an airport with 6” heels and a skin-tight dress — à la Kim Kardashian — there is no excuse to resort to wearing your tattered sweats.

So what do you wear when you need a practical travel outfit that will still make you feel as luxurious as a celebrity? Follow our guide and you wont have to choose between comfort and style. These 10 fashion items we’ve rounded up will make you feel just like a celebrity the next time you stroll towards your flight. 

1. Quay Australia Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses

Oversized enough to hide the bags under your eyes and stylish enough that someone may just think there is a celebrity hiding under them. These simply chic oversized cat eye sunnies provide just enough glam featuring a plastic frame with molded nose bridge, as well as both a mirrored and non-mirrored option.

Available on Amazon; $55

2. Wool Blended Classic Double Breasted Pea Coat

HOTOUCH Women’s pea coat is perfect for keeping you warm on a cold flight. Wool blended and classic double breasted for your comfort.

Available on Amazon; $30+

3. Floppy Wool Felt Hat With Wide Brim

This beautiful felted wool hat is made of the finest wool fabric, which gives you a soft and comfortable touch. It is foldable and easy to take when traveling. It is the perfect hat for shutting out the bright airport lights.

Available on Amazon.com; $21

4. Michael Kors Stainless Steel Goldtone Watch

To help you keep track of your flight time the *traditional* way, just like they did in the golden era. The stainless steel gold tone is the backdrop to this classic and monochrome watch. 

Available on Amazon.com; $122

5. [BLANKNYC] Vegan Leather Leggings

Classic pull on vegan leather leggings with faux pockets. Super comfortable and fitted. Easy to throw on and match with anything!

Available on Amazon.com; $64+

6. Sam Edelman Women’s Taye Ankle Bootie

These shoes epitomize chic comfort. With exceptional materials and fine styling, each pair of Sam Edelman shoes is an affordable luxury that cleverly combines a youthful outlook with a worldly sensibility. Sophistication with down-to-earth appeal means that these shoes are made to be lived in.

Available on Amazon.com; $55+

7. Mila Lady Leila Womens Mule Slip-On Loafer Slides Flats Shoes

Want to stay away from heels altogether? These loafer-slides with padded insoles create a comfortable fit to finish the design.

Available on Amazon.com; $17+

8. Likemary Merino Wool Travel Blanket Scarf

Kasa means ‘wrapped up in furs’ which is how you’ll feel wearing this scarf – luxuriously warm and ever so light. Perfect for cozying up on a plane, you can take this gorgeous blanket scarf with you on your travels.

Available on Amazon.com; $60

9. Coach Leather Avenue Tote

While the Birkin (most celebs’ go to bag) may be out of our budget, this Coach bag will do the trick…for $10,000 less. Totes by Coach feature eye-catching detailing and timeless designs. Buttery leathers worked into understated shapes typify the tote bag.

Available on Amazon.com; $162+

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