The Classic Shoe Trend Every Stylish Celeb Wears at the Airport


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When it comes to airport style, I am all about outfits that are comfortable without sacrificing style, and the shoes are the key component for accomplishing this. Heels are a hard no in my book, as well as any other shoes that make for a complicated run through the security line. This leaves flat shoes like loafers, ankle boots, sneakers, and my all-time favourite: ballet flats. While ballet flats truly never go out of style, they are currently at the forefront of shoe trends at the moment.

I know I am not alone in this preference as evidenced by the many stylish celebrities that are spotted traveling in the timeless flat shoe style. Besides the ease, they instantly elevate even the most basic of outfits. Just don’t forget to pack a pair of socks in your carry-on to save you from a grimy barefoot walk through security. Ahead, check out 11 inspiring celebrity airport looks with ballet flats. Plus, shop some of the chicest options at the moment.

1. Elle Fanning


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Actress Elle Fanning stepped out in a whimsical look complete with satin ballet flats.

2. Ashley Olsen


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Ashley Olsen is effortlessly chic in a camel coat, black jeans, and two-tone ballet flats.

3. Jasmine Tookes


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Jasmine Tookes understands that comfort is key for any flight. Try a matching knitted set for in-flight comfort, and an easy pair of ballet flats for a delicate touch. 

4. Angelina Jolie


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Angelina Jolie kept things comfy yet polished with an oversize grey sweater, basic black trousers, and timeless black flats.

5. Kate Bosworth


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For an easy, polished feel, try this look from actress Kate Bosworth—white button-down shirt, cropped jeans, and neutral ballet flats.

6. Cindy Crawford


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This easy-breezy outfit idea from model Cindy Crawford requires four pieces: a trench coat, white T-shirt, slim jeans, and snakeskin flats.

7. Elsa Hosk


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Elsa Hosk gives a sleek pair of black ballet flats the model treatment with a statement off-the-shoulder top.

8. Michelle Williams


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Actress Michelle Williams completed her stylish travel outfit with pretty pink ballet flats.

9. Miranda Kerr


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Model Miranda Kerr is all smiles in a vibrant printed top, slim black jeans, and shiny square-toed flats.

10. Carey Mulligan


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You can't go wrong with an effortless all-black look like actress Carey Mulligan's.

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Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently the shopping updates editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.