Your travel game will never be the same.
Whether you see it as either a headache or an exciting pastime, you've pretty much nailed the art of packing a case for a holiday. Bikini? Check. Outfits for dinner? Check. 98 pairs of pants for a week-long holiday? Check.
But when it comes to picking an outfit for the airport, well that's far more challenging. First, you've packed all your new, super on-trend holiday clothes so you're left with your rather blegh everyday wardrobe. Then, you've to take into account that airports and aeroplanes have microclimates of their own: roasting one minute and freezing cold the next. Not to mention all of the potential waiting around and that bloated feeling long-haul flights always seem to cruelly cast upon you.
So what to wear? Well, that depends firstly on your style and secondly how you view the airport. For some, it's an excuse to get dressed up. For others, it's a place filled with anxiety, stale food and screaming children.
Whatever your point of view, we've mined the arrival ensembles of our favourite celebrities and influencers to bring you the most covetable airport outfits.
ALL OUT GLAM
Rihanna is the queen of airport outfits, and her latest just-got-off-the-plane look proves it. The singer landed in Barbados, her native home, over the weekend, and stepped off the plane in a chic-as-can-be black ensemble. She wore a Collina Strada long-sleeve top crop top and a flowing wrap skirt that parted in the middle to a daringly high slit. The skirt blew open to reveal a pair of strappy black heels underneath. So if the airport is your opportunity to flaunt it, do like RiRi with the outfit below.
Poplin Top, €9.99, Zara
Black Wrap Midi Skirt, €19.99, New Look
Ninja T Bar Midi Heel, €50, Topshop
tHE twO in onE
Alexa Chung can always teach us a thing or two about style, so we’ll be taking a leaf out of her travel manual by packing two coats: a khaki utility jacket as a savvy layer for pottering about the airport, and a teddy-bear coat that can double up as a pillow on the plane.
Patch Pocket Teddy Bear Coat, €39.99, New Look
Cropped Jacket With Pockets, €39.99, Zara
But make it fashion. Leggings are the epitome of comfort, elevate the look further by adding a simple black duster and a classic handbag.
Seamless Highrise Leggins, €25, Mint Velvet
Black Duster, €15, ASOS
Kensington Bag, €150, Kurt Geiger
There's a common myth that dressing comfortably isn't cool, or at least can't look as such. But Gigi Hadid's airport attire blows that notion straight out of the water. Stick with your trusty black leggings (above) and later with an oversized plaid blazer and sunglasses.
Meril Blazer, €82, Zalando
Slim Cat Eye Glasses, €25, & Other Stories
For when you've got a flight at 6 am and a meeting at 9 am. Pack a slip-on block heel mule into your bag for a quick business update. Voila! the travel suit - perfect for the board room, perfect for business class.
Black Gathered Sleeve Blazer, €39.99, H&M
Black Linen Blend Pants, €27.99, H&M
Only Priyanka Chopra would bring a beige boilersuit to our consciousness at the airport. This is a clever look that can take you straight to brunch or dinner once you’ve left the terminal.
Buttoned Boilersuit, €99, & Other Stories
For city breaks when you step off of the plane and find yourselves straight in the action, make like Chloé Pierre and pair a slinky slip with a casual hoodie and denim jacket
Oversized Denim Jacket, €29.99, Bershka
Grey Hoodie, €17.99, H&M
Satin Slip Midi Skirt, €40, Topshop
hOT GIRL SUMMER
Instead of crumpling up your favourite sundress in your suitcase, wear it through security. Let everyone flying for business be envious of your leisure infused getaway.
Gingham Midi Dress, €27.99, H&M
Straw Boater Hat, €24.89, ASOS
Main image by Jenny Tsang