The #1 Piece You Need for Holiday Travel

With the busiest travel week of the year quickly coming up, the last thing you want to worry about while preparing to brave the Thanksgiving crowds (or any holiday crowd) at the airport is whether or not your outfit is appropriate. Here at Who What Wear, we do a lot of celebrity airport style research, and we oftentimes pick up on clear sartorial favorites of the frequent-flying celeb set. One of those favorites that's especially relevant this time of year is a trench coat. Everyone from Miranda Kerr to Alexa Chung wears this classic outerwear option on repeat.

The reason a trench is brilliant to throw on on top of your airport outfit? It's lightweight yet provides some warmth and coverage; it instantly pulls together whatever outfit it's worn with (even sweats and sneakers); and, if you need to put it in your carry-on, it'll fit much more easily than, say, a bomber jacket or some other bulky type of outerwear. Be sure to stick to a neutral color to ensure it can be worn with everything in your wardrobe (as most celebs do). Ready for a little trench coat inspo? 

Keep scrolling to see some of the celebs who regularly rock trench coats at the airport, and shop our stylish picks!


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On Alexa Chung: Prada sunglasses; AG x Alexa Chung playsuit; Miu Miu boots.


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On Miranda Kerr: Harris Wharf coat; J Brand pants; Alaia shoes.


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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Saint Laurent Oversized Square Sunglasses ($345); Reformation coat; James Perse Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt ($75); Paige jeans; Gucci Double G Buckle Leather Belt ($420); Tom Ford Miranda Leather Tote ($2950); Vetements Black Leather Ankle Boots ($1585).


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On Jessica Alba: Anya Hindmarch Wink Sticker Leather Crossbody Bag ($1295); The Great pants; Sandro sneakers.


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On Emma Stone: COS coat; Adidas Superstar Sneakers ($80).


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On Kendall Jenner: Elle Sasson sweater and pants; Kenneth Cole Kam Sneakers ($120).


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On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: Stella McCartney coat; James Perse T-shirt; Céline bag; Paige Transcend Verdugo Ultra Skinny Jeans ($179); Gianvito Rossi Leather Portofino Heels ($815).

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Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.