Celeb-Approved Tricks To Instantly Elevate Your Airport Style

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Dressing for the airport is no easy task—striking the perfect balance between comfort and sophistication is a feat many strive for yet few have mastered. Among those demonstrating serious jet-set style prowess are, unsurprisingly, today’s most in-demand models and actresses, like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Lupita Nyong’o. And while these ladies may have stylists helping them out, there are several key tricks to their chic plane-ready ensembles you can re-create all by your lonesome. Consult these looks before you board and who knows? You might get papped like Kendall and Gigi next time you’re at LAX.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Cinch a medium-width belt—which can be removed during the flight—over a blazer or slim jacket. The addition of this simple accessory instantly pulls your look together and is a great option if you don't have time for an outfit change before any commitments upon landing.

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Lupita Nyong'o

Balance utilitarian accessories (like Lupita's heavy-duty boots) with a sleek, longline coat. Wearing it in-flight also saves precious room in your luggage and ensures you don't freeze in the plane's often unpredictable climate.

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Kate Bosworth

Skip your basic crewneck sweatshirt and opt for an equally cozy collared knit to lend polished, preppy vibes to a casual look. Pair with dark-wash denim to maintain an elevated yet off-duty vibe.

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Kendall Jenner

Punch up a basic long-sleeved-tee-and-jeans uniform with a sleeveless waistcoat. This easy layering trick feels of-the-moment without skewing fussy.

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Gigi Hadid

Swap your go-to T-shirt for a funnel-neck knit—the juxtaposition in texture and silhouette pairs perfectly with your favorite worn-in leather jacket.

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