At the end of the day, dressing for the airport really boils down to a few key things. First, it’s about masterful layering. The climate on an airplane can range from hot and stuffy to freezing with a steady stream of icy air conditioning. You might also be leaving a cold, windy city only to arrive in a tropical locale, so adding plenty of removable layers is essential.
Finding the perfect airport look is also about striking the balance between comfort and style—an outfit that reads stylish but is cozy enough to sustain 12-hour-long flights. Stiff denim might look great in photos, but wearing it for a long flight is never the right move. With this in mind, what are the cool outfits to wear to the airport? In case you’re bored of everything you’ve been wearing, I’m breaking down looks that will inject some fresh inspiration into your travel wardrobe ahead. Scroll on to see 25 cool airport outfits that are fashion girl–approved.
OUTFITS WITH PANTS
There's nothing more stylish than a monochrome look. Try wearing a top and pants with the same tone.
A simple pair of black pants paired with a T-shirt and sneakers works every time.
Again, black pants proving they are an airport staple. For a casual look, throw on a cozy sweatshirt.
OUTFITS WITH ATHLEISURE
Athleisure certainly belongs at the airport.
Matching tracksuits have emerged as a go-to look among the fashion set.
Here's more proof.
Yes, even more evidence. And if you're heading somewhere cold, bring along a puffer jacket.
Another athleisure travel staple? Cool track pants.
OUTFITS WITH JEANS
Jeans are the fashion essential that get plenty of wear for the airplane.
Try a loose-fitting style for a comfortable fit.
Or go for a classic skinny-jean silhouette worn with a long-sleeve tee.
OUTFITS WITH SNEAKERS
Leave the uncomfortable heels in your suitcase and wear sneakers instead.
Chunky sneaker styles were everywhere this year and have proved to be travel essentials.
Slip on a pair of sneakers with a cozy look.
Yes, they're the perfect thing to pair with a tonal look.
OUTFITS WITH FLATS
If you're not a sneaker person, try flats instead.
Whether you opt for French girl–approved ballet flats…
…Or timeless leather loafers.
OUTFITS WITH BOOTS
Not into sneakers or flats? Then boots are the shoes for you.
Go for sleek ankle boots if you're sticking with jeans.
Or some cool girl–approved combat boots.
Yes, ankle boots are the shoes fashion girls won't quit at the airport.
OUTFITS WITH COATS
If you're headed somewhere cold, make sure to layer on stylish outerwear.
Like this classic double-breasted camel coat.
Or choose a pattern to pull together your look.