With passengers in sweatpants, flip-flops, and Snuggies, airports aren't exactly style hubs — cue Kate Hudson making her way through LAX in a casual-cum-polished denim look that exceeded all travel-outfit expectations. Truthfully, it was the flash of red on her heels that caught our attention first, but the whole cool-girl mix is a look worth adding to your repertoire — and if you don't quite know how to make it work, just keep reading.
- Kate started with a pair of easy-fit boyfriend denim, but didn't let the casual feel of her bottoms dictate the look. Rather than play into the distressed, dressed-down vibe of her jeans, Kate followed our favorite opposites-attract rule and looked for pieces that feel more sophisticated than a t-shirt or flip-flops.
- Kate furthered her outfit interest with a printed blouse, but opted for one with a subtle palette so as not to overwhelm the look. By keeping her blouse and denim in the same color family, the look also still feels effortless, rather than overly styled.
- Lastly, it was the heels that made all the difference here. Kate's red-hot pumps are a perfect pop of color — they work with the rest of Kate's more muted palette and add just a playful flash of color without competing with the rest of the look. Note: a pair of metallic or crystal-embellished heels aren't going to have the same chic effect. Choose a pair like Kate's with a vibrant hue, but a simple silhouette that won't look out of place in a casual setting like the airport.