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Airports are an accidental runway. They’re an international playground, filled with opportunities to make it to your gate as stylishly as possible. Born from the rise of celebrity influence and paparazzi photos, airport fashion is something to pay close attention to — a fit spotted at LAX can be as influential as one worn to Paris Fashion Week.

When zipping through the airport, you want to be cozy, but you also don’t want to look like a slob. The way to perfect this look is by balancing out the comfortable pieces with strong design elements, ensuring that your comfortable attire is carefully chosen.

You want well-made staples that will become your go-to airport staples; looking effortless at all times is the goal. For example, if you want to wear slides, which slide is key. So are the socks. With track pants, you want to go for a new silhouette. YEEZY, Random Identities, Helly Hansen, and Crocs are a few brands that have mastered the art of high-low.

Below, we’ve put together a list of items that will make all your airport looks victorious.

YEEZY Slides

YEEZY Slide Bone

YEEZY Slide Bone

$240

YEEZY

Buy at stockx

Unlike many other designers, Kanye seems to put just as much effort into his accessories as he does with his clothing. His new slides are a perfect example — they are substantial enough to be a massive accent, yet easy to slide off when going through security.

AFFIX T-Shirt

Pocket S

Pocket S

$38

AFFIX

Buy at Slam Jam

Always wear a tee that’s easy to layer underneath something, while still being nice enough to wear on its own when you get too hot.

Pyer Moss Track Pants

Collection 3 Woven Franchise Track Pants

Collection 3 Woven Franchise Track Pants

$96

Reebok x Pyer Moss

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

These track pants are the definition of fly throw-ons, as they can go with any hoodie, slides, or sneakers. Well-designed tracksuits are a cheat code for effortless looks, and nylon tracks were pretty much made for airports.

Adish Hoodie

Tasselled-Drawstring Hooded Cotton Sweatshirt

Tasselled-Drawstring Hooded Cotton Sweatshirt

$340

Adish

Buy at Matchesfashion

This hoodie looks like an old, elegant antique you picked up on your travels. Adish is known for beautiful beading and details — with clothes produced in both Israel and Palestine, the statement made by wearing one of their designs goes beyond wearing “just” a hoodie.

Helly Hansen Performance Jacket

Crew Performance Jacket

Crew Performance Jacket

$155

Helly Hansen

Buy at Matchesfashion

Activewear is a must if you want to fly through the airport as comfortable as possible. This Helly jacket will keep you warm on AC-heavy flights, but is also thin enough to easily throw into your bag, if need be.

Pleasures x Crocs

Dimitri Clog Pleasures Utopia Dystopia

Dimitri Clog Pleasures Utopia Dystopia

$200

Crocs x Pleasures

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Having earned their place in the market, Crocs no longer belong to ironic fashion. This Pleasures collab is proof of Crocs’ ability to reach a new audience. Together, the brands have made the new “cool guy” version of Crocs, that will for sure turn heads when you pull up to your gate.

Random Identities Track Pants

2-Stripe Lounge Pants

2-Stripe Lounge Pants

$59

Random Identities

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $300

Buy at ssense

These Random Identities tracks are an exciting way to elevate a garment that’s usually thought of as being “loungy.” The drop-crotch and cropped legs are a standout amongst the hundreds of other track pants worn in transit.

Polo Ralph Lauren Tie-Dye Socks

Tye Dye Printed Socks

Tye Dye Printed Socks

$22

Polo Ralph Lauren

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Whether you’re wearing slides or Crocs, you have to wear good socks to fully execute the look. Strong socks will guarantee that you are indeed getting a fit off, with no risk of looking like you just crawled out of bed.

adidas Long Sleeve

Long Sleeve Tech Warm-Up Top

Long Sleeve Tech Warm-Up Top

$72

adidas

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Free Express Shipping On Orders Over $500

Buy at Luisaviaroma

If traveling is a sport, then everything that occurs before make it to your designated seat is a warm-up. The sleeves on this tech warm-up top are key, because they’ll make you more cautious of what you touch during your airport maneuvers. Plus, the thumbholes might help to keep germs at bay.

Richardson Work Bag

Rubber Work Bag

Rubber Work Bag

$117

Richardson

Buy at Slam Jam

Carry-on or no-carry, your “personal item” is a very important player when packing. This bag will hold all of those things you need to be able to access or store away quickly. Plus, its bright color will help you to locate it quickly, wherever you place it.

Neighborhood Zipped Padded Scarf

Black Zipped Padded Logo Scarf

Black Zipped Padded Logo Scarf

$146

NEIGHBORHOOD.

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This Neighborhood scarf is a cheat code for flyers. It can double-up as a neck rest without compromising your look.

1017 ALYX 9SM Military Shoulder Bag

Military Shoulderbag

Military Shoulderbag

$254

1017 ALYX 9SM

Buy at Alyx

A shoulder bag is an easy way to finesse more storage, and are so handy that you definitely want to pick a quality one. ALYX never fails to make tactical staples.

GmbH Fleece

Ecran Zip Through Fleece Jacket

Ecran Zip Through Fleece Jacket

from $435

GmbH

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Find a jacket that feels like a blanket. Not only will it keep you comfy, it will also come in handy when you want to have a quick nap. GmbH is usually not linked to words like “cozy,” but this fleece is just that.

C.P. Company Goggle Beanie

Goggle Beanie Hat

Goggle Beanie Hat

from $99

C.P. Company

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

C.P. Company has made the perfect, plane-ready beanie. Thanks to the goggles, this beanie even doubles-up as a sleeping mask. It’s thick, will last for years, and is definitely worth the investment.

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Words by Noah Thomas
Assistant Editor