With Instagram being readily available at our fingertips, getting style inspiration from the latest celebrities is easily at our disposal. And since they are constantly jet-setting, there’s plenty of material for us to ogle at and learn. So really, there’s simply no excuse for us to look crappy at the airport.

Here, we present five fashionable Asian influencers who always have their A game even while journeying through the airport. Cop their style and look fabulous at your next holiday. Bonus? For a guilt-free shopping experience, no single piece we’re recommending is above $200.


1. Athleisure

Photo: Instagram/ evachen212

As Eva Chen suggests, the trend of athleisure is definitely not dying down anytime soon. Instead of sticking to safer colours for this trend like the usual black and blue, turn it up a notch by sporting brighter hues. As you can see, Chen was not afraid of donning shades of red in her outfit — she went with a pink sweatshirt, red track pants and a red bag — so you should do it too. Slip into a pair of comfortable, but bold, flats for longer journeys. Messy hairdo and coffee mug not included.

Get the look:

Crew neck pullover by Uniqlo U, $49.90

Track pants by Adidas Originals, $110

Mary Jane flats by Charles & Keith, $49.90

Tweed crossbody bag by Zara, $69.90


2. Smart casual

Photo: Instagram/ songofstyle

There’s simply no excuse for wearing your pajamas to the airport. None. They might be comfortable, but your nightgowns or ratty sleepwear are best left in the bedroom. Channel Aimee Song when dressing up for your journey instead. Go for a sharp and sleek look by donning a blazer over a casual and comfortable ensemble of a t-shirt and denim jeans. You can easily remove the jacket when you’ve boarded your flight.

Get the look:

Cotton t-shirt by COS, US$19 ($26)

Python printed jeans by Zara, $59.90

Corduroy blazer by Mango, $179

Leather ankle boots by Zara, $159

Front flap crossbody bag by Charles & Keith, $69.90


3. Good girl gone grunge

Photo: Instagram/ tinaleung

To all the rebels out there, this one’s for you. Learn from Tina Leung who mixed different looks up by toughening a fun and playful skirt with an edgy black leather jacket. Finish the look off with a pair of shiny sneakers to speed through security checks. Didn’t have the time to fix your hair? That’s the point of a cap. One tip: Make sure the hemline of your skirt falls at, or below, your knees — you wouldn’t want to catch a cold mid-flight.

Get the look:

Ribbed long sleeve t-shirt by Zara, $29.90

Printed midi skirt by Mango, $89.90

Textured puffed jacket by Zara, $119

Nautical cap with chain detail by Zara, $45.90

Holographic sneakers by Topshop, $89.90

Crossbody bag by Skinnydip, £25 ($45)


4. One coat says it all

Photo: Instagram/ ireneisgood

Every second counts, especially when we’re on our dream vacation. So, why should we waste precious time thinking of what we should change out of after checking in to our hotel, when we can be all dressed up and ready to go once the plane lands? Think like Irene Kim and carry a statement coat onboard — one that’ll make your outfit go from zero to hundred in a flash. This way, you can still be comfortable in-flight by dressing down with a white long-sleeve t-shirt, a pair of denim jeans and some booties.

Get the look:

3/4 sleeve t-shirt by COS, US$25 ($34)

Cropped flare jeans by Topshop, $89.90

Leopard printed coat by Zara, $159

Oversized bucket bag by Charles & Keith, $89.90

Lace boots by H&M, $54.95


5. Sweater weather

Photo: Instagram/ yoyokulala

If you’re heading somewhere cooler for your vacation, donning a soft sweater is the best way to go. After all, you can snuggle in it onboard and feel toasty in the plane’s cold air-conditioning, and be ready for the chilly climate once at your destination. Take style cues from Yoyo Cao: Don’t go for a plain and boring sweater. Inject some colour into your #OOTD with prints or colour-blocking to make it a tad more fun. Finish the look with a pair of denim culottes and some low-heeled booties that will provide ease in maneuvering through security.

Get the look:

Colourblock knit sweater by Zara, $99.90

Denim culottes by H&M, $54.95

Stitch trimmed ankle boots by Charles & Keith, $69.90

Faux leather bucket bag by Mango, $59.90

Western buckle belt by Topshop, $36.90