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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.