Bollywood's Secret To Looking Fly: Airport Looks That Double As Work Wear

Bollywood's Secret To Looking Fly: Airport Looks That Double As Work Wear

Is ‘catch flights, not feelings’ the motto of your life? Is your phone wallpaper is a travel quote? Do you have Skyscanner bookmarked on your laptop? And if your only motivation to make it for work on a Monday is to earn enough to travel far and wide? Then you’ve come to the right place.   

Travelling out of town is always great. But packing light can get problematic when your flight back is on a working day or worse Monday. How cool would it be to have your airport look double as your work OOTD? For all practical reasons, you can’t wear tailored dresses or a pantsuit on a flight. It’s going to get smushed before you even board the flight.

On other occasions when you don’t have vacation days but have travel on your mind, a little Bollywood inspiration comes in handy just like that Bali beach screensaver. Here are 10 fly airport looks that would also successfully double as your work OOTD:

1. Sleep, Fly, Work, Repeat


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When Kat travels, she travels in style. The B-Town actress is all for the bathleisure trend with PJ co-ords. All you need is switch up the sneakers for a pair of matching pumps, post-flight, and you’re ready to work, work, work!

2. Flying Business Class

This airport look is brought to you by the ultra-stylish Bollywood export, Miss Priyanka Chopra herself. With all the trans-Atlantic flying experience, she’s made it super easy for you. A satin bomber zipped all the way up, a matching ribbon scarf, that bag and tracks-cum-trousers = airport to work in a jiffy.

3. Holiday Mode Still On

Packing your airport/work look for that weekend trip isn’t going to be a hassle. You know why? Because Bollywood Queen Kangana Ranaut made it easier for you. How? Sassy slogan: check. Powdery blue colour: check. Pantsuit: check!  

4. Captain Co-ord

Have you noticed how co-ords are a Bollywood favourite when it comes to airport fashion? Yep, from athleisure to PJs, twin sets are as chic as it gets. Copy paste Shilpa Shetty’s sophisticated travel style into your wardrobe. Lose the shrug, add loafers and work it at the office with confidence.

5. Desi Deliverables

Indian wear is a must-pack airport look that you can wear to the office as well. It’s comfortable yet presentable. Plus, we have celebrity approval to seal the deal. Exhibit A: Bebo picks an easy breezy kurta and wide-legged pants as her travel outfit. Excellent choice, Begum Jaan!

6. Boeing Business

Athiya Shetty is a serial topper of Bollywood airport looks. This blazer + wide-legged jeans combination is all the confirmation you need. If there’s a meeting you need to head to straight from the tarmac, pack this sophisticated outfit. It’ll never disappoint, I promise.

7. Oh So Fly

There’s never a DP airport look I didn’t like. I love the fact that she never fails to wow us even in her everyday basics! Take this striped shirt and tights pairing, for instance. Perfect for work! The Bollywood star added a Gucci bum bag to turn the look around but you can carry an embellished crossbody instead.

8. Midi-Air


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The lovely Shruti Hassan, here, shows you the basics of travel worthy dresses. Pick a comfortable dress, preferably a midi or maxi. Buttons are a bonus for when you head to work - just button it up to the top, and add a pair of pumps. Ready for take off!

9. Plane Jane


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Wear this airport look to the office, and watch your day turn around. I mean, that jacket-trousers combination is the best kind of balance between casual and chic, isn’t it? The only thing missing from this equation, sadly, is Virat. *sigh*

10. Hostess With The Mostest


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If you’re traveling First Class and basic is far from your mind, then this Sonam Kapoor is your soul sister. The Bollywood fashion icon pleasantly surprises with her monochrome shirt and leggings ensemble. What I love: the asymmetric, formal white shirt with oversize statement sleeves. I’d wear this to work and to the post-work party and maybe even to bed.