I've always been in awe of people who look polished at the airport. Between the traffic coming into LAX, the mile-long TSA lines, and the extreme close-quarters of the plane, I lose the will to put a ton of effort into my look. But not celebrities—they somehow always manage to look effortlessly chic fresh off the plane. Whether it's a gorgeous flowing coat, refined sweater set, or cozy knits, celebrities always look just a touch better than the rest of us while traveling.
One common piece most of the coolest celebrity airport outfits include is denim. Jeans make the perfect travel item to ensure comfort while maintaining style. Below, I'm highlighting five chic airport outfits celebrities are wearing with denim right now—from Katie Holmes' perfect fringe jacket look to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's leopard-coat–and–flared-jeans combination.
Fringe Jacket + White Tee + Flat Mules
On Katie Holmes: Khaite Jimmy Fringe Suede Jacket ($5500) and Envelope Pleat Tote ($1800); Agolde '90s Mid-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans ($198); Re/Done Heritage Cotton Classic Tee ($78); Manolo Blahnik Ruby Suede Pointed-Toe Mules
Katie Holmes finds the perfect mix of comfort and style with this fringe-jacket–and–straight-leg-jeans combo. It's comfortable enough for a long flight but looks polished because of the touch of gold jewelry, camel tote, and pointed-toe mules.
Floral Blouse + Nude Flats
On Nicole Kidman: Zimmermann Super Eight Ruffle Top ($595)
Nicole Kidman nails the two-piece outfit with this floral Zimmermann top and skinny jeans. Just add flats and your favorite bag and you have yourself one chic travel look.
Leopard Coat + Bodysuit + Black Ankle Boots
On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Bottega Veneta coat, Bottega Veneta bag, Saint Lauren Boots, Celine sunglasses
We all know by now that Rosie HW can do no wrong, and her travel looks are no different. Her choice of leg-lengthening flared jeans topped with a leopard coat and black ankle boots is a winning outfit combo anywhere, but even more so at the airport.
Chunky Sweater + Birkenstocks + Logo Bag
On Elsa Hosk: Isabel Marant sweater, Louis Vuitton jeans, Birkenstock sandals, Fendi bag
One could argue that Birkenstocks and socks aren't considered chic, but I'll take that argument with this particular outfit. Elsa Hosk's elevated knit sweater, patchwork jeans, and logo bag perfectly balance out the casual nature of her footwear choice. I'm also fully on board with socks and sandals at the airport, because who wants to be barefoot at any point while going through security?
Black Trench Coat + Button-Up Top + Black Ankle Boots
On Priyanka Chopra: Orseund Iris top
Priyanka Chopra perfectly mixes casual and polished pieces for an effortlessly cool travel look. Start with a pretty top, add your favorite jeans and ankle boots, and throw a trench coat on top for an outfit you can go anywhere in right off the plane.