Whether they're filming on location, jaunting between coasts, or just checking out the latest international hotspots, our favorite fashionable ladies are always packing their bags for trips galore. These seasoned travelers know exactly what to wear when embarking on an excursion, but for the rest of us, creating an outfit that's pragmatic and chic is about as easy as getting an unrequested upgrade to first class. The struggle is over, dear readers, because today we'll show you how to mark up your passport in style. From layovers marked with Louis Vuitton (à la Miranda Kerr) to transatlantic flights in a trench (per Kate Hudson), our picks for What They Wore: Airports are prime examples of how to look like a trendsetter-even in an airport terminal. Now, without further ado, we invite you to sit back, relax, and enjoy a little in-flight inspiration.
Australian stunner Miranda Kerr is a knockout on several fronts: in addition to being outrageously beautiful, she's also mastered the high/low fashion mix. Seen here en route to her homeland, Kerr chose an easy black jersey dress for the foundation of her outfit, which she toughened up with a high-impact Doma Leather Bomber ($547) and a fail-safe pair of Chloe boots. Like many of our other spotlighted jetsetters, Kerr added a dash of personality to her outfit via well-chosen accessories, including a vintage scarf and a Del Moro chapeau. Delia's Sara Plaid Scarf ($20) and Manhattan's Panama Hat ($88) remind us of Kerr's selections.
The fusion of fluorescent lighting and airplane air can suck the style out of the best of us, but, despite these glaring odds, Rihanna manages to travel flawlessly. The popstar started with classic pair of J Brand Cigarette Leg Jeans ($159), then added Marley's Stripe Button Shoulder Sweater ($295) and some nineties-inspired Samantha Sunglasses ($310) by AM Eyewear. We love the one-two punch of the graphic accessory and top: it's casually cool and totally memorable.
When it comes to glamorous globetrotting, Anne Hathaway is certainly one to watch. Like many of our other stylish-celebrity references, Hathaway knows that an on-the-go girl needs a great trench (in this case, the Degradé Heritage Trench ($2395) by Burberry Prorsum). In addition to picking the perfect outerwear piece, Hathaway also makes smart accessory choices. Her dark brown Frye Harness Boots ($208) and fringed scarf, similar to Sir Alistair Rai's Raj Karma Scarf ($122), transform a basic outfit into an interesting one. Last, but not least, she slicked on a fresh coat of bright lipstick: it's the perfect finishing touch for her fuss-free, polished look.
Kate Hudson is known for her bohemian style and always creates outfits that have a wonderfully global vibe. So it's no surprise that she turned up at Los Angeles International Airport looking worldly and chic in a classic Rag and Bone Great Trench, which is available in navy cotton ($598) or gray silk ($735). We love the way she rolled up her sleeves and added an oversized Native American-inspired bracelet: these two small tweaks modernize the timeless trench. You can find a cuff that's just as covetable on sites like eBay.com, where we found this deliciously lovely Navajo Turquoise Bracelet ($90). Hudson completed her travel ensemble with a bright white scarf and matching pair of sunglasses. We suggest combining Emporio Armani's Embossed Scarf ($195) and Ray-Ban's Oversized Sunglasses ($139) to create your own version of Hudson's style.
Not even jet lag can curb Chloe Sevigny's cool! Seen here arriving at Miami International Airport, the high-class hipster hit just the right note in Levi's 522 Jeans ($98) in Kayo and a simple black cardigan. Though it's obscured in the image above, she's also carrying a timeless L.L. Bean Boat Tote ($24)-an excellent travel choice! Of course, Sevigny always turns up the volume on an otherwise casual look by incorporating an unexpected element. In this case, the mystery flair comes courtesy of a vintage Misfits concert t-shirt. Scout your local thrift stores for an exact match or swap in the Debbie Harry Tee ($20) from 2K by Gingham Janette Beckman.
When we were considering potential candidates for this travel attire story, Charlize Theron immediately came to mind. The actress repeatedly wowed us with her airport panache: no small feat for a transatlantic flier! Seen here at LAX, Theron looked neat and comfortable in an oversized, tailored jacket, similar to Acqua's Boyfriend Blazer ($108). Her dark blue scarf gives her outfit a little texture and wards off chill on an air-conditioned plane. (Try the Tonal Check Scarf ($295) by Burberry, we love its stormy hues.) Finally, she opted for a delightful pair of Converse Sequined Sneakers ($82), which give her otherwise low-key look a hint of sparkle.
The City's Whitney Port is a WhoWhatWear.com reader favorite for her ability to translate trends into wonderfully wearable outfits and the way she looks fresh faced at all times-even in the airport. Recently, she was spotted in the baggage claim wearing an Opening Ceremony Cropped Cable Crewneck Sweater ($200) and pair of Current/Elliott Boyfriend Jeans ($224) in the Natural Denim Destroy wash, both wonderfully laidback selections. As much as we like these relaxed pieces, we were particularly intrigued by her footwear choice: Minnetonka's Kilty Unbeaded Moccasins ($39). The super-soft suede flats easily slip on and off, so they're an ideal choice for long-distance flights.
As Scarlett Johansson demonstrated at the London airport, when it comes to on-trend travel ensembles, layers are key. The silver screen siren paired an American Apparel Unisex Salt and Pepper Hoodie ($42) with a tan trench (DKNYC's Trench Coat ($199) has a similar shape), for a cozy, comfortable look. She enlivened her neutral ensemble with a bright scarf-we're fans of Love Quotes' Handknotted Fringe Scarf ($88) in sunny yellow-and added a bit of interest with a pair of cropped booties, like Miz Mooz's Felicity 80's Boot ($94).
Spotted en route to Miami, Nicky Hilton showed that she isn't afraid to go for sporty comfort at the airport. In her Blue & Cream Lampton's Hoodie ($150) and classic Nike Dunk High Be True iD Shoes ($140), Hilton showcases the perfect alternative to the velour track suit-a traveling trend we wish we'd never see again! Her carry-on is a large monogrammed Goyard St. Louis Tote, which is the perfect size for storing all the essentials you need on a coast-to-coast flight. -Liza Kaplan
Photo of Miranda Kerr, from Splash; Photos of Rhianna and Nicky Hilton, from Getty; Photo of Anne Hathaway, from Pacific Coast News; Photos of Whitney Port, Scarlett Johansson, from Bauer Griffin; Photo of Charlize Theron, from INF.