Like other celebrities, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s airport style is indisputably chic…but she’s got a secret trick to achieving it.
Basically? She fakes it. Her comfortable clothes are stashed in her carry-on luggage. “I get on the plane and the first thing I do is change,” Huntington-Whiteley tells Glamour. “Always go to the bathroom early, before everyone’s peed all over the floor—turbulence is a problem for men. I change into the comfy clothes I brought, fold up my outfit, hang my jacket wherever, then I relax. It’s just how I nestle in.”
That would explain her seeming ability to travel in heels. She doesn’t really!
Mere mortals don’t have to worry quite so much about being photographed en route, but we can still learn a thing or two from the supermodel. See some of her best travel ensembles — and more tips and tricks — below:
“It depends on where you’re coming from and where you’re going, too, but layers are great for the airport,” Huntington-Whitely told Refinery29. “Scarves are great — I always wrap mine around my head on the plane.”
“A great blazer is always good for the airport — it’s chic, smart, and comfortable.” (Side note: I do not recommend actually wearing a belt through security, since taking it on and off would be a big pain and waste of time. But if you want to throw one on post-flight, go for it!)
“I always have to wear a hat when I go to the airport, because I can’t pack it. So it always ends up on my head, whether I like it or not. I have to plan my whole outfit around my hat if I want to take it on my trip.”
Here, Huntington-Whiteley dresses up trousers with a blazer and Jimmy Choo sandals, changed into after landing.
“I live in denim. If you’re finding a pair of jeans, they’ve got to have a little bit of stretch, especially if you’re sitting in them for a long period of time. I normally change into a pair of sweats or something on the plane, but I always travel in jeans that have some stretch,” Huntington-Whiteley admits.
Shop comfortable pieces inspired by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s travel style below for your next trip — that you can wear the whole flight!