If you’re not entirely updated with your celebrities, let us introduce you to (or remind you of) the actress, model, designer, businesswoman and all-around stunner – Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Aside from killing it on the runways of the iconic Victoria’s secret shows, this angelic bombshell has apparently taken a page from Victoria Beckham’s airport playbook and has also made the airport her runway. And now, in the light of the fact that how we’re put together for our journeys has gained more significance than ever before, we’ve decided to give you a rundown of Rosie’s best and most copyable looks so that you too can be an airport showstopper.
Just because there are no paparazzi waiting for you at the gates doesn’t mean you shouldn’t exude a model look. We all deserve to feel and look ravishing, even on a plane, so let’s, as they would say in airport lingo – take off.
The go-to uniform
When you’re fresh out of time to come up with an interesting, stylish and comfortable airport look, don’t sweat it, because as it turns out, Rosie has already come up with the ultimate on-the-go uniform. A simple white tee with a pair of killer stretchy pants topped off with a statement jacket and a pair of stunning heels (she admittedly lives in heels) is the way to go.
However, this woman is followed by cameras everywhere, and as such, she needs to put her best look forward when stepping out of a plane, so she admits that she has had to resort to changing in the tiny airport bathroom on several occasions. We think this simple and effective outfit shouldn’t be replaced, so we mere mortals can stick to this ensemble and look effortlessly chic. However, we all know that models are practically one with heels, and most of us are sadly not. Luckily, in the age of athleisure, you can put on a pair of stylish and comfy New Balance sneakers and still look amazing, so let’s take a moment to thank whoever invented the trend because now we can be gorgeous without compromising comfort.
Sleek and minimal
If you want to achieve that wow effect but you’re a minimalist at heart, Rosie has a solution for that as well: a simple high-quality crew sweater, black stretchy jeans and comfy ankle boots (these are the most comfortable of all heels after all). Top the look off with a long cardigan – black with a poignant but subtle pattern. Killer sunglasses are a definite must, this is a lesson we’ve learned a while ago, and if you really want to follow in her footsteps, you might want to get a black solid handbag, which is non-negotiable, and a suitcase to match. All black everything is always a foolproof combo.
Rosie Huntington-Whitely gives off Jackie O vibes
Okay, sometimes a woman wants to go full glam, although this look should be reserved for those short flights after which you immediately have places to be. Millennial pink is still in high demand, and we doubt that it will be going away anytime soon, so it’s time to embrace two trends – the suit and the gorgeous millennial version of pink. Rosie definitely looks stunning in this pink wide-leg suit (totally chic and breathable) as well as a high-collar blazer. Of course, the white, solid mini handbag is a total winner along with the aviator shades.
The best part is, retailers such as Zara and many others have already come up with multitudes of pink suits, featuring amazing blazers that you can pair with wide-leg pants or culottes, and nothing would go better with this outfit than the incredibly trendy white shoes and ankle boots that you can now find practically everywhere. The look is the embodiment of Jackie O vibes with a modern twist.
Not with a fizzle but with a bang
Every fashionista will be head over heels over this look – it features a color-block poncho, which, again, features one of the most expensive-looking colors of the day – orange. To style it up further, Rosie turned to the trusty (and back in style) belt and topped the look off with simple black flare pants so as not to create a look that’s too busy. A poncho can be incredibly chic, assuming you choose something that looks more like this and less like something Ugly Betty wore on her first day at Mode.
What’s in the bag?
We’ve learnt that most celebs don’t wear makeup on planes for practical reasons – the air in the cabin is very drying so it will suck all the moisture from your skin, and when your face is your money-maker, you can’t let that happen. Now, given that celebs, Rosie included, are never spotted without a fairly large bag at airports the question that needs answering is – what’s in the bag? She always has those impeccably sun-kissed cheeks, so it’s safe to assume that a bronzer is an integral part of her makeup case, along with a radiant foundation, mascara and a fine lip gloss.
While she hasn’t given us the skinny on her plane skincare routine, given that she is the face of the prestigious Caudalie brand, we have a sneaking suspicion that the bag contains some high-quality hydrating mists, masks and creams, and when it’s time to step onto her ‘runway’, she resorts to her makeup kit. She admits that she doesn’t have flawless skin, and let’s face it; most of us are in the same boat. So, pamper yourself on the plane with your go-to skincare products, and simply freshen up with a bit of foundation, a touch of bronzer and some lip gloss once you hear the landing time is upon you.