Katy Perry at JFK International Airport

Posted on August 14, 2013

After yesterday’s excursion back through the mists of time to a late ’90s Lilith Fair, Katy has decided to dial the clock even further back and dress like one of the Huxtable children.


Katy Perry at JFK International Airport in New York City.

And y’know? It really works. She looks pretty freaking adorable. But we have to say, as much as we admire her willingness to switch up her look so much, it comes off kind of exhausting, the way she veers wildly from style to style every day.


[Photo Credit: Elder Ordonez/INFphoto.com]

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  • zenobar

    Well, it is a different world.

  • Karen Belgrad

    But is it a “Gorden Gartrell”?

    • LondonMarriott


  • marlie

    I mean… it’s a sweatsuit. A grey sweatsuit. I suppose it’s fine, if one’s only concern is being comfy on a plane.

    • NYCGlamourpuss

      Yeah, I mean… it’s fine. It’s clean. She’s presentable. And I never argue with a nice clean pair of Chucks. But, still…eh. Now, if we could find out what her lipstick color is, then we’d have something. My eagle-eye says possibly Dolce Vita by NARS?

  • Rhonda Shore

    Looks like a perfect travel outfit.

  • MilaXX

    I know this is styled within an inch of it’s life, but I like this look. Considering she’s at the airport, it makes sense because everyone want to be comfortable flying.

    • Lanus

      I own her shoes, get her need for comfort, and secretly covet her lipstick. Seriously, that’s one flattering lippy, take a look!

      • MilaXX

        That is a good lip & I just bought another pair of chucks this evening.

  • NoveltyRocker

    Kinda sucks to sit through a face full of makeup only to pull on a sweat suit.

    • kimmeister

      That has always baffled me about so many teenage girls who put 100% of the time/effort into applying makeup, and then zero on hair and attire.

      • sugarkane105

        Teenage acne could play a part there. I know it did for me.

      • formerlyAnon

        I wore more make up in high school and the first year of college than ever since. (Even now, when I *need* a little concealer/foundation.) It was just what “everyone did” and in retrospect it was part of figuring out how to be a grown female – and took a lot less time and money than the same degree of effect in clothes and hair. It became habitual, a way of preparing to be “in public.”

        • Sarah

          OMG me too. SO MUCH makeup. I spent an hour on it each morning. I can’t believe how I thought it was important. I started camping a lot at about 18, and the first time I woke up in a tent and thought I should put on some face powder, I realized how slavish I was about it. But yeah, it’s a thing about trying to be a grown-up lady. (And realizing you could hide your zits…)

      • NoveltyRocker

        Oh, I for sure did that throughout middle school just because I didn’t have what I thought were cool clothes so I went with what was passable. My makeup was what I could do something with.

    • deathandthestrawberry

      My sister-in-law dresses slightly “nicer” than this. Not sweatpants, but jeans, sweatshirt and always with a full face of make-up. Always.

      (I realize Katie Perry is styled for the paps, which is why everything matches within an inch of its life, but it always boggles me that my SIL puts so much effort into her face and hair, but pulls on the schumpiest, saddest outfit possible. Boggles.)

      • NoveltyRocker

        That runs in my family! They will even wear all of their nice, real jewelry and make sure their nails are painted and then put on jeans and tees or sweatshirts. I have to actively fight the inherited instinct. I think a switch went off when I noticed a repeat customer who always dressed well but didn’t wear makeup. I realized that outfits can have more power to make an impact than good face might have overpowering a meh outfit. And yeah, I get this is Katy Perry’s solution for being photo-ready and comfortable on the plane. It’s just visually kind of a funny mashup of priorities is all.

  • kimmeister

    My gay BFF in high school told me I was the only person he knew who could wear sweats in public and not look like a ragamuffin. I wonder what he would think of this look?

    * Post high school, I have not worn sweats in public.

    • sugarkane105

      lol I like your clarification at the end. I’ll admit, sweats were my go-to in college, no regrets!

  • alyce1213

    A well-made, pricey grey sweatsuit plus great accessories is the way to fly. She looks adorable.

  • thecitysleeps

    i LOVE HER.

  • Qitkat

    Look at that cheeky half-smirk in the next to last picture. She knows what she’s doing.

  • mhleta

    Hmm. Why so goddam much pancake? She doesn’t need it. This reads a little Hale Bop cult to me, but probably very comfortable for a long flight.

  • bellafigura1

    With that gorgeous skin, she might want to think about a lighter foundation so it actually shows through.

  • Clydette Wantland

    It’s so Katy and what perfect, beautiful skin.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      No, I’d say it’s so Rihanna. 🙂

  • Isabel

    She changes her style daily just to annoy you guys 🙂

  • BazoDee

    If anyone else wore this Stacy and Clinton would have them dump it all.

  • stephaknee

    I’m really tired of seeing people rock rosaries as necklaces. Religious or not, they are not circular so they can be worn, but more as a symbol and for convenience. For people who actually pray with them, it seems silly that people use them for fashion.

    • Sarah

      To each their own, @stephaknee. It may be important to her. I do understand where you’re coming from; praying with it is what makes it special to you. I don’t, but I own one that was my grandmother’s. That’s what makes it special to me.

      • largishbearishAtlish

        maybe she is afraid to fly and will spend the whole flight clutching the rosary praying? (or the inflight movie

        is *really* scary? (but I agree with you stepaknee…)

    • Lanus

      Yes, it’s not just a minor thing, to wear a rosary as a necklace is actually sacrilegious and a slap at many Catholics. Just wear beads and a crucifix and that’s cool. Wearing a rosary as a necklace is as annoying as if I painted a bindi on my forehead or wore a talit like a scarf tomorrow just because I thought it looked “cool and edgy.”

  • Meg0GayGuys6

    I prefer Huxtable child over Reality Bites extra any day.

  • purpleprose78

    And I just got rid of all my gray sweatsuits…..Seriously, She looks adorable. I love the shoes.

  • susan6

    I actually like seeing someone in an airport dressed as if they are going to spend several hours cooped up in a plane. It boggles my mind to see celebrities walking through airports in 5 inch heels, pricey accessories, tons of jewelry, and uncomfortable clothes. Good luck wrangling all that through security and in the plane bathroom. (Granted, celebrities probably have private jets and don’t do security, but still….)

  • Judy_J

    I love how her blanket is styled to match the outfit. She’s monochromatically delicious.

    • makeityourself

      Is there such a thing as a CHANEL blanket? This looks to be one.

  • formerlyAnon

    “like one of the Huxtable children”

    SO perfect, big grin.

    • Shawn EH

      Lisa Bonet realness!

  • SportifLateBoomer

    The head wrap, Ray Bans and rosary are giving me a decidedly early Madonna vibe. I can’t be the only one.

    The hoops are a soupcon of Rhianna.

    • vahtel

      Points for “soupcon.”

  • crash1212

    Perfect airplane clothes.

    • kmk05

      I can’t imagine ever wearing this and thinking of myself as stylish. Shows celebrities do live on different planets, I guess.

      • LondonMarriott

        Agreed. I’m so tempted to rock something like this next time I fly but I would still feel like a schlub. Maybe upping the jewelry and adding a fabulous bag would make the sweats less…. sweaty.

  • KingCrazy

    And strangely enough, I like this better than her 90’s velvet outfit from yesterday.

  • I don’t know, I think the look is arguing with itself. Stage makeup with (forgive the expression) period pants? No.

  • GorgeousThings

    “Katy has decided to dial the clock even further back and dress like one of the Huxtable children.”

    Denise Huxtable, to be precise.

  • Tracy_Flick

    If you’re going to put that much effort in, why not dress up? I don’t get the precisely matched and painstakingly accessorized sweatsuit for the plane.

    • Lisa M. (ReVoir) Kramp

      I know! For a comfy casual outfit, she’s awfully dolled up!

      • Tracy_Flick

        I feel like she should either ditch the earrings, “necklace,” head scarf, and four pounds of foundation, or just go all the way the other direction and put on the Hollywood equivalent of business casual.

  • Claudia


  • sagecreek

    Hey, I’m all for flying comfy!

  • nannypoo

    She looks really cute, but man that is a lot of makeup for a walk down a closed sidewalk.

  • Imasewsure

    Changing her look is so exhausting that she just chose to wear her PJs to the airport (which I love anyway)

  • D J H

    I say she’ll have the way-back machine set to Jane Sterling by Friday.

  • Diego!

    Is she working out in the airplane? This looks really comfortable for long flights!

  • librarygrrl64

    Workout gear circa 1946.