Angelina Jolie Wore the Shoe Trend I'd Never Choose for the Airport in the Summer

Due to the nature of their work, most movie stars have the whole jet-set thing down to a science. From comfortable matching sets to chic carry-onsX, incognito accessories, and slip-on shoes, there's an art to perfecting airport style. Chances are, if you spot a celeb in your boarding area, heads will turn. However, Angelina Jolie caught our attention recently at JFK for a different reason entirely: was she really wearing suede knee-high boots at the airport in the middle of a scorching-hot summer?

Perhaps, if you're flying private, easy on-off footwear isn't such a big deal. But, if you're like me and spent your last flight in a middle seat in the second-to-last row of the plane, then you'll probably agree that trainers or slip-on shoes are a much more realistic choice. Especially when the security lines seem to be extra long lately.

So, while we love Jolie's look—including her gorgeous Manolo Blahnik boots—we'll be sticking to more functional footwear (and comfortable travel pants) for our next flight. The trench and oversized tote, however, are two elements of the outfit worth replicating.

Ahead, check out a selection of elevated classic trench coats and versatile straw bags that are ideal for any upcoming summer air travel. Pair them with Jolie's signature oversized shades and you'll look like you belong in first class, even if your seats say coach. Hey, it's always possible you'll get upgraded, right?

Bon voyage!

Angelina Jolie wears a trench coat with knee-high black boots at the airport.

(Image credit: Backgrid)

On Angelina Jolie: Manolo Blahnik boots; Saint Laurent bag

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Drew Elovitz
Director of Content Strategy

Drew Elovitz is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, but has spent the last decade living and working in New York City. She earned a master's degree in media and popular culture from New York University, then began her career on the internet as the Twitter voice of Barbie. She worked previously at Who What Wear as the director of content strategy and also spent several years leading the social media teams at Teen Vogue and Entertainment Weekly. You'll find her byline on the site around topics such as celebrity fashion, must-have basics, beauty favorites (particularly nail polish), and wellness tips and tricks. Her personal style tends to favor the classics: She loves crisp white button-downs, sneakers, and skinny jeans—and no look is complete without a great pair of oversize sunglasses and a trusty leather jacket. After she finishes reading the entire internet every day, she can be found dining out at her favorite restaurants, trying new beauty treatments, or indulging her historical-fiction habit.