Fail-Safe Travel Outfit Ideas That Are as Chic as They Are Comfortable

In years past, your run-of-the-mill travel outfit wasn't both chic and comfortable. Instead, it was either a cool ensemble that left you feeling uncomfortable for a whole flight (just say no to those six-inch heels) or a sloppy look that was a mishmash of pyjamas and trackies. But thanks to the airport being basically the new fashion runway, A-listers have ramped up their travel outfits to allow for both style and comfort.

To aid our mission, there are many photographers stationed at international airports ready to capture how the stars dress in-transit. Pictures of the jet set (among them Kendall Jenner and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley) spilling out of terminals and into their towncars looking just like fashion-week street style images. But don't feel disheartened: Some of these seemingly casual looks were styled by professionals. So to help your holidays get off to a chic start, we bring you some of the best celebrity travel outfits that are ready to be copy-and-pasted into your own wardrobe. Trust us: These will work whether you're taking a heli to Monaco or travelling economy to Ibiza.

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#1 Dakota Johnson's Stand Out Handbag

Style Notes: Dakota Johnson wears a very simple outfit, but jazzes up her grey cashmere and cropped blue jeans with a Gucci Re(belle) bag. 

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#2 Alicia Vikander Leans On Statement Sunnies

Style Notes: Alicia Vikander also opts for the wear basics and play with fun accessories approach, wearing a pair of stand-out red Celine sunglasses.

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#3: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Clever Coat Strategy
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Style Notes: Planes can be cold and uncomfortable, and Rosie counters this by travelling with a teddy-bear coat (the jacket equivalent of a duvet). 

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#4: Sienna Miller's One-Standout-Piece Approach
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Style Notes: Sienna looked oh so elegant jetting into the Cannes Film Festival in a sleeveless cream ribbed knit, ankle-grazing trousers and a backless suede mule. The airport isn't a place most people choose to experiment, and Sienna shows that a good way to make a classic look current is to pair it with an of-the-moment accessory (in Sienna's case, suede block-heel mules). Another A-list secret? Red lipstick and blackout sunglasses will hide all signs of a 10-hour flight.

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#5: Kendall Jenner's Alternative Tailoring
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Style Notes: Kendall Jenner's laid-back striped trousers are a winning option for when you're travelling through polar-opposite climates. Because who wants to bare legs at 5 a.m. on the Gatwick Express? Victoria Beckham–style stilettos and tuxedo trousers are unrealistic for those of us not flying first-class, but a pair of trousers in a loose cut and lightweight material like Kendall's will help you look chic even if you're sat on a budget plane's plastic seats. Add a matching trench or jacket to make the look even more "Kendall Jenner on the family jet." The key to this ensemble is to keep the rest casual. Simply pair with white trainers and a grey jersey.

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#6: Selena Gomez's Jeans and Ladylike Pumps
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Style Notes: While we've seen Selena in a pair of sneakers and sweats, she's partial to making her jeans and other more dressed-down pieces look utterly ladylike. Case in point is this travel outfit that consists of a smart black jacket, two-tone jeans and elegant pumps. Ideal for a short haul when you need to look good the moment you step off the plane.

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Emma Spedding