8 Things Models Always Wear to the Airport

Arriving at the airport wearing exactly the wrong thing is the worst feeling. A dress that's way too uncomfortable for an eight-hour flight, or maybe sweats that are a little too casual for our intended destination. For models, mastering flight fashion is just part of the job, whether they're schlepping to fashion week in Paris or a shoot in the Caribbean. Which is exactly why our favorite fashion girls are the perfect people to turn to for airport outfit inspiration.

Runway stars like Gigi Hadid and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley have a handful of staples in rotation that are ideal for traveling in style without sacrificing comfort. So before you head out on your next vacation, make sure you're armed with the eight pieces models wear to the airport over and over again. 

Read on for a little airport inspiration, and to shop the models' go-to pieces!

1. Black Booties

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Alexa Chung kept it cool in classic black skinny jeans, a striped top, and sleek black booties.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's pointed black booties added a touch of sophistication to her jeans and tee. 

2. Comfy-Cool Tee

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Don't underestimate the power of a simple staple, like Alessandra Ambrosio's gray tee. 

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's comfy tee was made to help you survive a long flight in style.

3. Black Skinny Jeans

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A simple, effortless pair of skinny jeans are easy to dress up or down. Lily Aldridge pulled off the ultimate model-off-duty look by styling them with a white tank, army jacket, and belt.

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Black skinny jeans got a high-fashion spin thanks to Jourdan Dunn who styled a waxed pair with an Alexander Wang x H&M crop sweatshirt.

4. Leather Jacket

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Why will a classic leather jacket never go out of style? Because it's easy to layer, and it adds a dose of cool to any ensemble. Gigi Hadid layered hers over a longer coat for an unexpected twist.

Cara Delevingne dressed comfortably for her jet-setting, opting for sweatpants and sneakers. But with the addition of a leather jacket, the outfit felt instantly updated.

5. Leggings

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Don't knock leggings: The athleisure staple is the ultimate off-duty piece for models who want to fly feeling comfortable without sacrificing style. Behati Prinsloo gave hers an edgy spin and styled them with a T-shirt, plaid top, and black lace-up boots.

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If spandex isn't for you, take a cue from Chanel Iman and opt for slightly dressier leather leggings instead.

6. Over-the-Knee Boots

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Over-the-knee boots may take a little work when it comes time to take them off for TSA, but still, the ultra-flattering footwear is a model go-to when hitting the airport. Bella Hadid styled a pair of thigh-high boots with sporty leggings and a bomber jacket for a downtown spin on the athleisure trend. 

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Karlie Kloss went for a classic look, styling her over-the-knee boots with skinny jeans and a comfy sweater.

7. Sneakers

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A crisp, clean pair of sneakers are a practical travel style staple that every model has in her arsenal. Kendall Jenner styled her Adidas Superstars with cropped leather leggings, a white top, and structured coat for a look that was the perfect fusion of fashion and comfort.

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Bella Hadid kept things sporty and wore a pair of Yeezy boosts with track pants, a comfy sweatshirt, and a bomber jacket.

8. Sunglasses

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No airport outfit is complete without a great pair of shades. Miranda Kerr put the finishing touch on her ensemble by adding a pair of dark sunglasses.

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Kendall Jenner exited the airport in a suit set with a pair of aviators to finish off the look.