Ever since the paparazzi started snapping celebrities at the airport, their travel fashion game took on a whole new level. Shooting at various locations for a project has become the norm resulting in plenty of opportunities to see what your favourite stars wore en route. Since the days of wearing fussy, fancy travel clothes are well behind us, airport fashion has it’s own unique challenges.
The trick to nailing chic airport looks is to seamlessly blend comfort with style. It took a while for Bollywood to catch on to this new way of dressing, so the early days of airport looks saw a lot of outrageously impractical outfits. Newbies were especially prone to such fashion faux pas as they desperately tried to get onto the style sections of magazines, newspapers and blogs. Thankfully that phase was extremely short lived as stylists came to the rescue of fashion challenged celebrities.
The allure of celebrity airport looks is obviously because they can be easily copied by everyone without breaking the bank. There is also the sense of excitement when embarking on a journey to an exotic locale or just the simple joy of taking a break. Those air tickets are often pretty pricey so just like a concert or a special dinner, it’s well worth the effort to take some time to plan your globetrotting looks. And to help with some inspiration with your jet-set style are some celebrities who know how to dress on trend without sacrificing on comfort.
A rather permanent fixture on nearly every kind of best-dressed list, Sonam Kapoor can be credited with pioneering the airport look in India. The diva was treating the runway like a catwalk long before anyone else with her ever-stylish ensembles. Sonam knows the precise art of dressing for the occasion so she wouldn’t be caught out wearing something totally unrealistic when getting on a long haul flight. But we are talking about the Sonam Kapoor here, so there is also no way she was slumming it in boring basics either. While ripped jeans are a perennial travel favourite, she’s styled hers with mao collar shirts and long open jackets. However her most unconventional yet super chic looks have featured crop tracksuits and roomy maxi dresses.
Sonam Kapoor Airport Looks
Kangana’s fierce fashion statements like her constant controversies are completely hit or miss. She veers from totally kickass outfits to total duds that cause her carefully crafted fashionista image to take a severe beating. She’s given us some pretty eyebrow raising airport looks in the past but her recent outings have been very charming. There is definite range in her looks as she’s been seen channelling her inner lady in a black shift dress and tangerine trench coat to a plaid grey skirt, tucked in knitted top and pink jacket. But also rocked a head to toe floral pant suit with the most luscious handbag as well as a leather biker jacket teamed with ripped jeans and graphic print tee.
Kangana Ranaut Airport Looks
The reticent Karishma Kapoor is a reluctant fashionista who proves to be extremely relatable for ordinary women. Style watchers might scoff at her elegant and classic looks and brand them as boring, but there is no denying that her signature style works wonders. Karishma’s minimalistic aesthetic is a refreshing change from all her highly stylised contemporaries. Her airport looks also follow the same philosophy as she layers separates to create clean crisp ensembles. Karishma has been recently seen sporting a maxi dress paired with sneakers, checked trousers with a white cami and black waterfall jacket, skinny jeans teamed with a leopard tee and sleeveless blazer jacket and a self printed jacquard overlapping dress coat.
Karishma Kapoor Airport Looks
New mommy Kareena also seems to adhere to older sister Karishma’s style aesthetic especially when she travels with nine-month old Taimur in tow. No one values comfort over style more than a woman with an infant. While most would dress in frumpy oversized sacks, Kareena proves she’s not lost her knack for churning out looks worth screen shotting and emulating. The silhouettes might have gotten a little bit more relaxed as compared to her pre-pregnancy days but they’re still on point in every way. She’s embraced the ultimate slimming combination of black on black twice, as a jeans and basic tee combo and then again with a sophisticated tailored pantsuit. She’s also been seen in ripped jeans with a slogan tee and an oversized denim jacket. Lastly, who needs any of that when she’s got the cutest lil munchkin for arm candy?
Kareena Kapoor Airport Looks
The senior actress proves that even though daughters Jhanvi and Khushi might be Instagram stars, the fashion mantle lies safely with the head lady of the house. Like Karishma and Kareena, she also proves that the young and single don’t hold the exclusive rights on style. With her bomber jackets and jeans, printed georgette maxi dresses and denim on denim coordinates, Sridevi is giving mature ladies everywhere major #fashiongoals! The confidence to dress age appropriate and still look ravishing is something that she embodies, upholding the belief that grace and dignity never look passé.
Sridevi Airport Looks
Sources: Vogue.in, News18.com, Elle.in, Indiatoday.intoday.in, Masala.com, Timesofindia.com, NDTV.com, Indianexpress.com, Shreebuzz.com, Ladyindia.com, InUth.com