Jennifer Lopez Has Had the Same 5 Evergreen Airport Looks Since 1997

In 2018, Jennifer Lopez was nominated as one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Lopez has become a household name, working in the entertainment industry for the past three decades. With an estimated net worth of $400 million, the mother of two is one of the hardest working women on the planet. She also knows a thing or two about fashion and is constantly turning heads with her newest and latest looks, except at the airport, where she does her best to blend in and go unnoticed.

Who is Jennifer Lopez?

Jennifer Lopez wearing a black dress
Jennifer Lopez | Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Lopez grew up in the Bronx and still relates to the people of her beloved New York City. Known as Jenny from the Block, or more commonly J. Lo, she is what young musicians and actresses strive to be.

After graduating from high school, Lopez landed a job on the comedy television series, In Living Color. She became one of their “fly girls” and showed off her insane dancing skills. From there, she became a dancer for Janet Jackson.

Her popularity exploded in 1997 when she portrayed Selena Quintanilla Perez in a film about the murdered Latina singer’s life. The movie was a huge success and launched Lopez into superstardom.

Lopez has appeared in at least 35 feature films, including her most recent blockbusterHustlers. Other major box office hits include The Wedding Planner, Monster-in-Law with Jane Fonda, and Maid in Manhattan, where she earned a salary of $12 million for the film.

She just finished filming Marry Me, a romantic comedy with co-star Owen Wilson. Lopez is also scheduled to co-host World of Dance on NBC with Derek Hough.

Jennifer Lopez’s musical career

Lopez is a multi-platinum recording artist that started her musical career in 1999 with the debut of her first studio album, On The 6. She went on to release hit after chart-topping hit and topped the Latin charts at No. 1 in 2007 with her album, Como Ama Una Mujer. 

In 2010, Lopez became a judge on American Idol and gained a whole new generation of fans. She recorded her biggest selling single, “On The Floor”, with megastar Pit Bull. Lopez has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide and last year performed in the NFL halftime show with Shakira.

The global phenomenon also set off on a North American “It’s My Party” tour last July to commemorate her 50th birthday.

What is J.Lo’s go-to airport look?

Who What Wear combed through thousands of photos of Lopez at airports throughout the world. They were able to identify five trends that J. Lo has been loyal to since 1997.

Overall, Lopez prefers a neutral color palette and a comfortable, laid-back look. As for the five trends she rotates through, they are white jeans, sweatpants, black trousers, skinny jeans, and a turtleneck paired with a coat.

Lopez typically wears white jeans to create a “head-to-toe neutral outfit.” For sweatpants, she often opts for pastel hues. With such classic sartorial choices, it’s not difficult for fans to emulate an airport looked inspired by the iconic Lopez.

A chic camel-colored coat is often worn to finish off the casual easy-to-wear J. Lo airport look.

Jennifer Lopez is a fashion icon

In 2019, Lopez was awarded the Council of Fashion Designers of America Fashion Icon Award. The CFDA president, Steven Kolb, told The Hollywood Reporter: “Jennifer has always been a steady presence in fashions and continues to be bold and make statements, and she’s someone who’s always noticed and talked about, and that makes her a perfect choice.”

At the 2000 Grammy Awards, Lopez wore a Donatella Versace flowing green chiffon barely-there evening gown. The provocative dress created so much buzz that Google created an image search engine, which came to be known as Google Images.

Twenty years later, and there are still countless search queries for the “Jennifer Lopez Grammy dress.”