Why are we so obsessed with airport style? I think it is because airport style follows the basic tenants of off-duty dressing and casual street style, only amplified. Maybe there is something fascinating or aspirational about seeing girls like Karlie Kloss and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley sans makeup yet still completely put-together in an airport terminal.
The goal is always to keep things simple, but to never look like you just rolled out of your sick bed. Stick to neutral colors for an upscale look and don't be afraid to lean into athleisure territory. Whether it be long or short, here are a few ideas for your next flight.
Long Cardigan, Tank Top, Thick Black Leggings, Slip-On Sneakers
For an insouciant look, wear your favorite fitted black tank top with thick black leggings and a long, neutral cardigan. Keep things easy with a slip-on shoe, preferably a chic one like these from Rebecca Minkoff. This is, by far, the easiest and most comfortable way to feel like you're wearing pajamas but look like you've put in some effort.
Sweater, Jeans, Converse, Leather Tote Bag
For a classic and sporty look---à la Reese Witherspoon and Karlie Kloss---try a navy Breton sweater with comfortable skinny jeans and white sneakers. To add a layer of contrasting color, choose a leather tote with orange tones.
Tan Blazer, Printed Scarf, Black Tights, Ballet Flats
For the perfect balance of comfort and sophistication, layer a blazer over a t-shirt and a pair of thick black tights with a cozy scarf and simple ballet flats. Once you're on the plane, you can take off the blazer and wrap yourself up in the scarf for the flight.