Flying is not fashion-friendly. You need a no-frills outfit and an even more practical shoe. Chic stilettos make little sense in the airport, even though stars like Rihanna have teetered towards their private plane in them. But most well-dressed celebrities have found the perfect balance of comfort and style for air travel: supermodel Kate Moss, for instance, recently deplaned in cowboy boots (they are flats, after all). But one star who’s making her own rules? Priyanka Chopra, who arrived at the Newark airport in New Jersey yesterday in a more surprising footwear choice.
Chopra, who will star in a new Amazon Prime series titled Citadel, chose a quirky shoe shape for her chic plane look: square-toe boots. Her white boots by Wandler had a thick block heel that was more comfort-oriented than a pin-thin heel. She styled them with a light blue suit by Prabal Gurung and a white tee. Her carry-on of choice was a sleek black Jimmy Choo tote bag, which was roomy enough for one’s snacks, water bottle, and a book. Chopra’s controversial shoe choice follows that of fellow risk-taker Victoria Beckham, who this winter wore peep-toe boots to JFK. The takeaway? Sneakers don’t exist in the world of trendsetters. Perhaps rules of practicality don’t apply when you have VIP status at the terminal.