Steal These Celeb Travel-Fashion Ideas
Yes, style and comfort can go hand-in-hand.
We get it. Airport outftits are tricky. The plane is often chilly even when exterior temperatures are not. Plus, security checks always pose problems for those of us who love to accessorize (but are completely necessary for our safety).
So, when you're completely stumped about what to wear for a day of traveling, take inspiration from celebrities who are constantly on the go, and quite franky, have this whole travel-in-style thing down-pat.
Slide-on sandals like Emma Stone's easily slip off and on, making TSA checks a breeze. A light, drapey jacket is both comfortable and cozy for long, cold flights. Basic separates, like Stone's jeans and black tee, transition seamlessly from a day of sight-seeing to drinks at night. Simply add jewelry and block heels to elevate the look.
Layering is key when creating a versatile travel look. Here, Katie Holmes pairs bright coral pants with a plain white tee layered under an oversized plaid button-down for a casual, laid-back look. Sunglasses hide tired, jet-lagged eyes, while a chunky scarf doubles as a blanket and layering piece.
Fashion-savvy business travelers should take cues from Miranda Kerr. A versatile look like hers combines comfort and professionalism, perfect for trips that require you to go from airport to office with no time in between. Kerr's herringbone jacket adds polish to jeans and sneakers, which can easily be switched out for heels later.
With Mary Kate and Ashley as her older sisters, Elizabeth Olsen (unfairly) grew up with very chic role models, from whom she learned styling basics. Here, Olsen opts for a classic, all-black ensemble, a go-to outfit formula for when you don't know what the heck else to wear. Minimal accessories and simple mules allow for a quick-and-easy security check.
Cake MascaraCake mascara is a great alternative when liquids are not allowed. This is the classic Hollywood way to darken and define the eyelashes. It comes in a pressed, cake form and can be mixed with water then applied with a firm brush. They recommend curling the lashes first -- Paula Dorf or Longcils Boncza brands are favorites. 960 1280
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Sleep TightMany people suffer anxiety while flying, leaving them exhausted upon arrival. Mosaic Weighted Blankets offers a refreshingly low-tech solution. Weighted blankets simulate the effect of a reassuring hug, which increases serotonin, producing a calming, sleepy feeling, as if you were napping under Grammy's homemade quilt. 960 1280
Relaxation 30,000 Feet in the AirThere are ways to do yoga on a plane that do not end with an air marshal and handcuffs. Yogi Ramesh Padala has devised YogaTailor a personalized yoga and meditation guide with suggestions for air travellers by which he swears. Teri Meissner teaches the Japanese practice of Jin Shin Jyutsu, a touch-based relaxation technique that can be applied even within the confines of an airplane seat. 960 1280
Tune In, Drop Off With MeIf you find it impossible to tune out the carnival in your brain prior to an early flight, the DreamScience Brainwave Oriented Sleep Companion is your own personal off switch. 20 nature-themed soundscapes and hypnotic mood lighting will drop you into a blissful dream that the gradual wake setting will lift you out of in time to make your connecting flight. 960 1280
Fasten Your Head BeltsThe only thing worse than not being able to sleep on a plane is being too good at it. The GoSleep Travel System is a car seat for your nodding noodle. It combines a memory foam neck pillow with a sleep mask that wraps around the seatback keeping you in the upright, locked position for the entire flight. We love the cool retro-aero designs. 960 1280
You're Getting SleepyFour out of 5 scientists agree that listening to the windbag next to you doubles flight time. SleepPhones are headphones in a headband form that comfortably and cordlessly evict the outside world from your headspace. They’re made from recycled plastic bottles, so when you glance out the window at that swirling vortex of trash in the Pacific, you’ll rest easy knowing you had little to do with it. 960 1280
First Class Sound, Even in CoachWhen you want to feel fancy even when you're sitting by the aft lavatory, slip these tony Symphony 1 cans over your ears and let the vulgarians speculate as to the aristocrat in their midst. These premium Definitive Technology Bluetooth headphones feature 50mm drivers for high-quality sound and pack a battery with 10 hours of run time, although these leather and chrome babies should score you an inflight upgrade to business class before that ELO playlist blows your cover. 960 1280
Heavenly SleepIf you’re not a fan of bulky, neck pinching, swim camp looking travel pillows, the Travel Halo may be the answer to your prayers. While the oversized eye flap blocks out light, the two stabilizer pillows on the back of the headband keep your dome upright, balanced and comfortable. The Travel Halo packs into a tiny bag that fits neatly into your purse or pocket. 960 1280
Blue Light SpecialUsing a mobile device before trying to sleep is like Red Bull for your eyeballs. The blue light from phones and tablets inhibits the production of melatonin. Enter WaveWall Sleep, an affordable blue light filter and screen protector for Apple and Android devices. Now you can use your mobile device until the sun comes up, secure in the knowledge that it won’t keep you from losing sleep. 960 1280
Convertible NeckwearThere’s nothing more dashing than an aviator scarf, but they haven’t been functional flight wear since the open cockpit era. The Voyager Travel Pillow Set by Happy Luxe resuscitates the classic accessory by including two removable pillows that can be configured as neck support or a sleeping cushion. There’s even an air-activated warmer in case cabin temps dip below your comfort level. 960 1280
Window Seat UpgradeThe Znzi Travel Pillow instantly turns your porthole into a headrest. The plush, adjustable pillow has two suction cups that attach to your window, enabling you to make the most of a limited space. When you arrive, the pillow folds into a small slipcase that slides onto your luggage handle for quick deplaning. 960 1280
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Two things to note about Alba's look: One, white sneakers add a cool element to her otherwise basic outfit. Two, coffee is a must-have. Most importantly though, don't overthink a traveling outfit. Stick to classic pieces that fit and flatter you best, then, let the accessories do the talking, like Alba does here.
Bomber jackets and white sneakers are very on trend (thank goodness!) and very practical for traveling. Elle Fanning incorporates both of these "atheleisure" pieces into her airport look for a stylish and comfy ensemble that's easily dressed up for a meeting or event.
While Ambrosio dons all black here, which is slimming and versatile, feel free to swap a printed blouse for her black one or a statement sandal for her simple espadrilles. The major takeaway from Ambrosio's outfit is not the color palette, but how she smartly pairs breezy separates with flirty, practical shoes for an ensemble that truly works for any kind of traveling.