The airport is one public place all celebrities will have to visit before taking big trips for work or pleasure. Most famous people must travel quite often due to the nature of the job requiring them to go to many places all over the world. Many of them travel even more for the perk of having vacations in beautiful places.
Celebrities are forced to go through the mundane and often annoying process of visiting airports to get to their destination just like the rest of us. It becomes a big question for them regarding the intent of outfits when traveling. Some famous folks want to create trends by looking their best in the airport while others flat out don’t care and just want comfort for such a long day.
We will look at celebrities from each side of the issue about dressing up for airports. There are quite a few celebrities that intentionally want to make a fashion statement when getting their picture snapped by photographers and everyday people in the airport. It is another element to the celebrity lifestyle they embrace. However, some of these big names just want to relax and have a comfortable stay in the airport and on their flights.
Find out which names subscribe to which mindset. Here are ten celebs that set the bar for airport style along with another ten that don’t care about it.
20 Setting the bar: Beyoncé
Beyoncé is one of the most beloved superstars in pop culture for good reason. Most of her albums receive rave reviews, and her name value adds prestige to anything she is a part of. It comes to no surprise that Beyoncé is known for dressing up at the airport.
Between her many business projects and the vacations with Jay-Z, Beyoncé has been spotted at various airports throughout the past few years. The fashion mind of Beyoncé always sees her trying to set the next trend. Designer outfits and high-level accessories are important parts of Beyoncé’s airport style and overall fashion success.
19 Couldn’t care less: Ariana Grande
The success of Ariana Grande has allowed her to become a household name. Grande’s songs all become huge hits with millions of views on YouTube and purchases on iTunes. People are snapping pictures of Ariana every time she leaves the house, including her time in various airports between her traveling.
Grande does not seem to care about wearing her best outfits at the airport given the importance of comfort. Airport photos have showcased Ariana wearing hoodies, baseball caps and generally relaxing outfits. The comfortable flying experience is more important than receiving compliments on fashion blogs for the latest airport outfit.
18 Setting the bar: Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie has been in the spotlight for many years now and is always used to being photographed whenever she is traveling somewhere. The acting career of Jolie made her one of the most visible celebrities easily spotted when out in public.
Jolie often is wearing stunning outfits when flying from destination to destination with her kids. It has become a given that Angelina will have her family by her side while wearing an impressive outfit. Jolie is a paparazzi favorite when it comes to snapping her pictures, and her decision to wear such gorgeous clothing choices is one reason they love her.
17 Couldn’t care less: Katy Perry
Katy Perry has been dominating the pop music charts for the better part of a decade since bursting on the scene. The overall look and fashion choices of Perry have evolved over the years. Many bloggers compliment her outfits due to the elegance and beauty showcased in them, but the airport is not one place Katy likes to wear her top choices.
Perry often likes to wear hoodies and leggings when getting through the process of flying. The number of flights that a celebrity must go on per year can be quite taxing. Katy is one of the biggest stars that just wants to relax when at the airport.
16 Setting the bar: Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj has admitted in past interviews that she loves to turn heads and create a stir with some of her outfit choices. The fashion style displayed in her music videos and live performances is a bit more 'out there' than what she wears at airports.
However, the outfits selected when flying are still quite impressive by Minaj. Some of the subtler choices still feature her wearing designer sunglasses and carrying designer handbags that are hard to find.
Nicki knows how to make an impact when getting her pictures taken, and the airport is no different when it comes to planning out outfits.
15 Couldn’t care less: Cameron Diaz
Cameron Diaz is one of the longer tenured celebrities on the list. The acting career of Diaz has been thriving since the 90s as a consistently successful leading actress for many blockbuster films. Cameron has earned her status as one of the top people in her field.
Diaz often wears the highest level of casual clothing. They are rather pricey and fashionable, but the comfort is clearly the most important aspect of her choices. Cameron has been famous for too long to worry about the potential of someone snapping her airport outfit. She doesn’t seem phased by many things in Hollywood anymore.
14 Setting the bar: Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga sets the bar for the airport fashion choices in her own way. Many fans are already aware of Gaga’s general fashion game being a bit bolder than the average celebrity. Gaga often tries to make a big fashion statement at awards shows and is considered an impressive dresser when playing it safe for a combination of the best of both worlds.
Airport travel time sees Gaga still trying her best to make a mark with her fashion choices. We see quite a few of her unique ideas in play with the traveling outfits. Others just look stunning in any context while still playing into her style. Gaga knowing what look she wants to present allows her to thrive with most of her outfits, including at airports.
13 Couldn’t care less: Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
One celebrity couple that seems to enjoy living a relatively centered life for fame is the duo of Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel. The legendary pop singer and top Hollywood actress each already commanded a lot of attention from the paparazzi on their own. Their relationship just leads to people taking photos of them together even more now.
Both Timberlake and Biel are considered ‘down to earth’ for famous people. They often show it with their outfit choices when traveling. Timberlake and Biel dress in their everyday outfits, not too different from an average couple at airports. But it doesn’t stop them from getting their pictures snapped on a daily basis.
12 Setting the bar: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The couple most known for creating fashion trends in recent years is the controversial duo of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West. Both partners were already controversial on their own. Kardashian is criticized for the reality television genre making her a household name while West has been a polarizing rapper for many years.
Kardashian and West getting together just gives them more attention whenever traveling. Both partners love to try to create new fashion trends as personal and business fashions. Kardashian is often wearing upscale designer clothing. West usually wears comfier clothing that he wants to market as future fashion trends.
Regardless of how you feel about them, it’s hard to argue against their fashion success.
11 Couldn’t care less: Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez is someone that has found a perfect middle ground between style and comfort at the airport. The overall fashion sense of Gomez at the airport is a success considering how good she looks, but the bigger success is the level of comfort she’s able to obtain.
Gomez has been spotted at airports for many years since her early success as a Disney star. The years have seen her consistently wearing comfortable outfits for peak relaxation at the airport. It works on another level as Gomez receives praise for how well she pulls it off in various fashion outlets.
10 Setting the bar: Brad Pitt
Brad Pitt has been a household name for over two decades now. The acting career of Pitt made him a huge star. Real-life relationships with fellow major celebrities Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie added to his fame. Pitt has been one of the most photographed celebrities at airports in this timeframe.
The prior status of Pitt as a heartthrob likely added more incentive to dress up at the airport. Pitt is always wearing a fancy outfit that he would rock in social situations as well.
It is hard to tell if he achieves great comfort in his outfits, but Pitt certainly has found great fashion success with his airport wardrobe.
9 Couldn’t care less: Megan Fox
Megan Fox has credited the idea of 'doing what she wants' as a huge contributing factor to her happiness. Many actresses face stress in Hollywood trying to live up to an image, but Fox is one of the few to break out from it. She now takes on the projects she wants to, takes jobs that appease her and wears what she wants to.
Fox does care about fashion and has her own lingerie line. However, it does not see her wearing too many fancy outfits in public. Fox is known for wearing casual clothing in everyday life, especially at the airport.
8 Setting the bar: Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner has found massive celebrity status thanks to growing up as part of the Kardashian empire. The reality show introduced her to the world and allowed her to start making huge money thanks to her following. Fashion is one of the biggest passions of Jenner thanks to her life as a model and influencer.
Everything worn by Kendall is meant to make a fashion statement. Even her airport outfits are typically designer clothes. The most comfortable options are still a ridiculously high price meant to get people talking. Kendall certainly has achieved success there with countless photos of her at the airport making the rounds online.
7 Couldn’t care less: Justin Bieber
The fame of Justin Bieber has seen him living a celebrity lifestyle since his teenage years. Early success for Bieber has seen him have many public ups and downs throughout his young life. His popularity coming right when social media started to take off led to everything about him being documented.
Justin is typically photographed when at an airport traveling for work or personal trips. Many of his outfits are everyday clothing like hoodies, t-shirts, jeans and baseball caps. Bieber tries his best to be inconspicuous when traveling, but it rarely works in his favor given the fame he has.
6 Setting the bar: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is a global celebrity with fame as a singer, actress and philanthropist. The impressive fashion style of Chopra has allowed her to shine in that world along with the jobs. She often is praised as one of the best-dressed by fashion pundits when walking the red carpet or appearing at a major event.
The reputation of Chopra sees her as a respected airport traveler in fashion circles. She is always seen in memorable outfits that blend the styles of both fashionable and comfortable. Chopra is easy to spot at airports given she’s usually the best dressed in every airport she steps into.
5 Couldn’t care less: Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus has seen many changes in her life since becoming a celebrity. The days of her early success as a Disney actress seem so far removed from the current day status as a risqué singer. Cyrus has always had a unique fashion style that often allowed her to stand out at celebrity functions with everyone dressing their best.
The airport style of Miley is a bit less bold, as she tends to favor comfort. Cyrus has been spotted at airports wearing her everyday outfits - things like hoodies, jackets, t-shirts, leggings and sunglasses are the fashion choices of Miley when flying to her destination.
4 Setting the bar: Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham is one of the top fashion personalities in the world. Many fans want to hold on to the memories of her time in the Spice Girls, but Victoria has evolved into a bigger star on her own. Success as a model, designer and businesswoman have each allowed her to continue progressing in the fashion industry.
Beckham’s airport outfits are known for being among the most fashionable choices you’ll find there. It’s almost impossible to spot Victoria without a designer outfit and extremely expensive accessories on her. The passion for style sees Beckham experimenting with incredible outfits at the airport.
3 Couldn’t care less: Rihanna
Rihanna is one of the most visible entertainers in the world today. Most people can spot her right away due to the success she has in music, film, beauty and every other field she steps into. Rihanna is flying quite often for business or personal reasons. Despite still standing out due to her star power, she does try to keep things on a low profile.
The airport outfit choices of Rihanna have ranged from hoodies and sunglasses to t-shirts and baseball caps. Rihanna does still find a way to own the look. Sometimes not caring will lead to fashion success when you have the presence of Rihanna.
2 Setting the bar: Jennifer Lopez
The success of Jennifer Lopez in the entertainment world has seen her adapt and evolve with the times. Lopez has remained relevant for almost two decades now since breaking out in the music scene. Singing, dancing, acting and other business ventures have allowed Lopez to continue growing as a superstar with great relevance today.
The outfits of Lopez have inspired many people to attempt to follow suit. Lopez was one of the first ladies to make the tracksuits look popular for women’s fashion back in the 2000s as a comfortable airport choice. The choices today are a bit fancier as J-Lo still sets the standard for fashion from the airport to the red carpet.
1 Couldn’t care less: Britney Spears
Britney Spears has been a household celebrity since breaking out as a pop star in the 90s. Celebrity status coming at such a young age has forced Spears to live many mistakes throughout her iconic career. Britney has rocked just about every look imaginable to both positive and negative reactions.
One consistent for Spears is that she likes to remain comfortable at the airport. Britney is often flying with her kids that also add another dynamic of importance to being relaxed when flying. Spears dresses like a normal person at the airport rather than a celebrity which just makes her relatable to her fan base.