Is it just me, or has travel season kicked into high gear in the last two weeks? Not only did I just make the (long) journey to Europe a few days ago, but a score of my friends have been packing and flying off to their summer destinations, as well.
Airport style--make that celeb airport style--always particularly catches my attention, because it can be difficult to look (and feel) put together when you are stuck on a plane for ten hours! The most important element of travel style is comfort, but this week's celebs (Leighton Meester, Diane Kruger, and Emily Blunt) show us that you can look cute while traveling, too!
Below, I have chosen three of my favorite celebrity travel outfits from recent months, and will show you how to achieve three similar looks. The best part is that all three looks incorporate a basic white t-shirt, so you can interchange the same shirt for different outfits! And even if you won't be doing any traveling this summer, these outfits are still great for the days you want to feel cozy but not look like a slob.
Look 1: Leighton Meester's Jeggings and Denim Shirt Combo
First, let's start with Leighton Meester. She was recently spotted boarding a plane in Paris, sporting some of this season's top trends: a loose-fitting chambray shirt, gladiator sandals, jeggings, and a straw fedora. Leighton's overall look is relaxed and comfortable but still very downtown-chic.
To rock this look yourself, I recommend trying jeggings-- you might just get addicted. I've found some gray ones that are similar to Leighton's, but perhaps more summery because they are a lighter shade of gray. Accessorize with a light, fun printed scarf, a straw fedora, Ray Ban Wayfarers, and some easy sandals. I chose these gladiators because they have a zipper in the back, so taking your shoes off at airport security won't be a hassle! Finally, I love this quilted travel bag because it looks chic (and dare I say Chanel-esque?) and is just the right size to bring with you on the plane.
Look 2: Diane Kruger's Loose Shorts and Structured Blazer
Next up is Diane Kruger, taking airport chic to a new level in jean shorts with suspenders, a black blazer, straw fedora, and flip flops.
Diane is one of my favorite stars to look to for fashion inspiration: she always looks effortless and fashion-forward! In the photo above, she looks perfectly put-together, yet her shorts are loose and long enough to comfortably squirm around in an airplane seat, and her blazer, which adds structure to the look, can keep her warm on the plane, as they tend to be chilly.
While I love Diane's overall look above, I am not a huge fan of suspenders. So instead of using shorts with suspenders, I chose these Abercombie & Fitch boyfriend shorts, which are perfectly long and loose-fitting. If you are traveling somewhere warm and sunny, you can use the shorts in the rest of your vacation wardrobe, as well! I also like that they are a bit torn up; I think it makes for a cool contrast with the black blazer, and keeps your outfit looking youthful and vacation-ready.
The light-colored straw fedora is simple, chic and versatile--it's perfect for keeping the sun out of your eyes while on vacation (or just hiding from the paparazzi). The leather flip flops are chicer than your average rubber options, and the metallic gold color straps match the chain link details on the gorgeous quilted shoulder bag. Finally, I chose cat-eye sunglasses to complete the look, because they keep the ensemble classic and fresh. As a bonus, they are a huge trend right now.
Look 3: Emily's Comfy Boyfriend Jeans and Cardigan Combo
Finally, we have Emily Blunt looking comfy-cute at LAX. In the photo above, she is wearing boyfriend jeans, a black cardigan over her white t-shirt, black gladiator sandals, and sunglasses. Her ensemble gives off a relaxed yet sophisticated vibe.
To recreate Emily's look, I first chose these Gap boyfriend jeans: they are loose fitting, so you can move around comfortably. Next, I chose a black cardigan, a staple piece that will protect you from the plane's draft and act as a versatile wardrobe essential while on vacation. For a pop of color (as we discussed in last week's celebrity style post!), I chose a light turquoise scarf to match Emily's.
To finish off the look, I added oversized sunglasses, gladiator sandals, and then the bag... oh, the beautiful bag. This metallic Marc Jacobs travel bag is fabulous on so many levels: the size is ideal for traveling, there is an additional strap so you can wear it cross-body, and its metallic silver color goes with everything! However, it is a bit pricey, so I also included the quilted travel bag from Leighton's look, which will have you looking equally fabulous for less cash.
What do you think?
Which celebrity travel look is your favorite? What do you like to wear when you travel? Which celeb's travel style is closest to your own? Your feedback is always appreciated!