The 2016 Airport Style Awards

If you’ve found yourself busy traveling home from the holidays, you know the ideal airport outfit is a topic which can never be exhausted. Maybe because it’s so tricky to navigate the line between ease, comfort, and style, but we’re always hunting for fresh inspiration, and we know you are too.

Now, as 2016 is coming to an end, we’ve found ourselves looking back on the jet-setting celebrity styles that caught our eye this year. Certain stylish women have mastered their own unique high-flying styles, each which inspires us for a different reason. To honor the best of the best, we’re handing out superlatives, highlighting what makes the best of the best stand out. If you’re ready to see who made the cut, while gathering up some fruitful options for any trips on the calendar, you’ll want to read on, trust us!

See which fashionable stars made our 2016 best dressed list for their airport style! 

Best Athleisure

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On Bella Hadid: Adidas Tiro 15 Training Jacket ($65); Adidas Tiro 15 Training Pants ($30); Nike Mid 07 Leather Air Force 1 ($95).

Bella Hadid has mastered the art of the athleisure look. From tracksuits to chic sweats and sweatshirts, Bella takes sporty basics and gives them a jet-setting twist by adding a chic structured bag and dressed-up accessories.

Most Polished

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On Victoria Beckham: Victoria Beckham V-Neck Cami Blouse ($1040); Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham Pleated Printed Crepe de Chine Midi Skirt ($1495); Victoria Beckham Baby Half Moon Textured-Leather Shoulder Bag ($1250).

When you want to dress to impress, there’s only one woman to take cues from, and her name is Victoria Beckham. The designer travels in sleek suits and polished dresses, often from her own line. Finished off with heels or sleek flats, it’s travel style that’s decidedly fancy.

Most Unique Style

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On Rihanna: Madonna Blond Ambition tour T-shirt; Puma sneakers; Sunday Somewhere sunglasses.

One thing we love about Rihanna is that she’s never afraid to take risks with her fashion, including at the airport. She may keep things casual, or go for something more dressed up, but what she chooses to sport always feels unique

Best Basics

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On Gigi Hadid: Nili Lotan jacket; Sally LaPointe sweater; Parker Smith Ava Skinny Jeans in Eternal Black ($155); Stuart Weitzman Zepher Bootie ($535); Karen Walker Deep Freeze Sunglasses ($250); Saint-Laurent bag.

Gigi Hadid is no stranger to travel, models are constantly on the go after all. And with all of her jet-setting it seems that Gigi has mastered the mixing and matching of great basics. Skinny jeans, black boots, and a leather jacket are all go-to's in day-to-day life, but they work when you’re traveling too. 

Ultimate Trendsetter

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On Kendall Jenner: Sally LaPointe coat, trousers, and cashmere tee; Céline sneakers; Ahlem Republique Aviator Sunglasses ($470); Givenchy bag.

Kendall Jenner is a mix master when it comes to navigating the airport. Some days she’ll try track pants and heels, other days it’s all about statement suiting. One thing that’s always true, however, is that she clears customs looking flawless.

Best Use of the 3-Piece Rule

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On Miranda Kerr: Barneys New York Twill Open-Front Trench Coat ($1395); Altuzarra pants; Aquazzura Pasadena Cutout Suede Sandals ($650); Céline sunglasses; Samantha Thavasa bag. 

Miranda Kerr has plenty of experience crisscrossing the globe, and one lesson we’ve gleaned from her frequent travels: stick to the three piece rule. Miranda’s uniform, jeans or leggings along with a cozy top and jacket makes for travel style that’s easy to try for yourself—and will definitely keep you comfy. 

Best Downtown Cool

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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Magda Butrym jacket; Saint Laurent T-shirt; Paige Denim jeans; Gianvito Rossi Leather Portofino Heels ($815); Céline 'Catherine' Sunglasses ($375); Céline bag. 

There's a reason we’re head over heels for Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s travel style. Like us, she’s a major fan of simple combinations like jeans and a tee, but she always manages to give her look a cool spin. Thanks to statement jackets and great shoes, she makes her go-to styles into seriously chic travel ensembles.

Best Airport Uniform

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On Chrissy Teigen: Spring W2 Mid-Rise Black Fade Skinny Jeans ($255); Anine Bing Metal Fishbone Belt in Gold ($349). 

If there’s one woman we can count on offering up wearable, yet seriously chic inspiration, it’s Chrissy Teigen. She keeps things simple, usually wearing boots, jeans, and a long jacket, but the combination always looks effortlessly cool. 

Now that you’ve seen our award winners, need a bit more inspiration? Here are the things models always wear to the airport!