Believe it or not, airport style has been a thing since the '90s, thanks to none other than supermodel of the decade Cindy Crawford. Long before the days of It girls wearing leggings, sneakers, and bomber jackets to their terminal of choice, Crawford was taking her polished aesthetic to LAX with a uniform of her own, and much of what she wore for travel back then is once again cool. Thanks to the resurgence of '90s fashion in recent seasons, Crawford's mom jeans, oversize blazers, backless mules, long floral-print skirt, and velvet top feel fresher than ever. But the look that Crawford wore on repeat was one you can't go wrong with: jeans, a black top (and oftentimes blazer or leather jacket), a wide belt, and black ankle boots.
All in all, what we find to be the biggest takeaway from Crawford's throwback airport style is that every one of her looks was completely wearable and comfortable yet chic enough to wear from airport to dinner date. What more could you ask for in a '90s look?
Read on to see nine of Cindy Crawford's best airport outfits two decades ago and shop pieces to help you get her enviable, authentic '90s look.
Mom jeans are essential for a '90s-inspired airport wardrobe.
A classic wide belt was Crawford's go-to accessory.
Do as Crawford did and wear this with a sweater and flats.
Still cool 20 years later.
Chilly airports and planes call for a turtleneck.
Swap out your denim for crisp white trousers in the summer.
The perfect way to add polish to any look.
Is there an airport outfit these wouldn't go with?
This will truly never go out of style.
Celebs wore shades in the airport in the '90s, too.
If Cindy Crawford doesn't inspire you to buy mom jeans, we don't know what will.
Do better airport boots exist?