With thousands of travelers en route to celebrate the festive season with family and friends, there’s rarely time to give one’s airport style more than a momentary thought. Harried souls must keep luggage in tow and travel documents organized, but what about maintaining an on-the-go beauty strategy that’s as chic as it is easy? This year, look no further than Hollywood’s most iconic It girls for inspiration.
Marilyn Monroe‘s tumble of platinum curls and pale fur coat are a testament to the power of blonde-on-blonde bombshell glamour, while Rihanna’s red-lipstick moment proves why the only carry-on essential a Bad Gal needs comes in traffic-stopping crimson. Hat enthusiasts can take a cue from Yoko Ono’s wide-brimmed topper or Brigitte Bardot’s black beret—both perfect options for hair that’s been tousled and tangled mid-flight.
As any proper It girl knows, winter’s brisk temperatures are no reason to sacrifice a strategic flash of skin: Twiggy’s over-the-knee boots reveal a bare expanse of thigh that was revolutionary in the Swinging ’60s; fast-forward half a century and Selena Gomez’s sculpted abs show how a crop top is done at 35,000 feet: with an abbreviated black shirt, leather jacket, and plenty of pop-star confidence.
Originally published on Vogue.com