As Executive VP of Development and Acquisitions of the Trump Organization, founder of the Trump Hotel Collection, social activist, writer, fashion designer, and all-around entrepreneur, Ivanka Trump knows a thing or two about how to dress for a conservative office. Scroll through to find out what shoes to wear, how to incorporate color and prints into your work outfit, if you can wear bright lipstick, and much, much more!
Question 1: Are There Any Colors You Should Avoid?
“I don’t think any colors are off limits anymore.”
Question 2: Are There Any Quick-And-Easy Tips For Punching Up Your Office Look?
“Statement accessories are the easiest way to change your look. Patterned shoes or a leopard print belt can make even the simplest black dress look more fashion forward.”
Question 3: Is Bright Lipstick Okay?”
“I keep my makeup minimal at the office, but that’s also because I like to spend my time with my children in the mornings, and that tends to come at the expense of doing my makeup. That being said, I think that bright lipstick can work well, as long as the rest of your makeup is minimal.”
Question 4: What Are Some Fashionable-Yet-Appropriate Shoe Styles?
“For a very traditional office, you may want to stick with closed-toe shoes. (Although, an on-trend shootie can probably transcend that rule.) Sky-high heels can also work, as long as you can walk with confidence. My go-to shoes are my 4-inch pointed-toe Carra Pumps ($135), which come in every color and pattern imaginable. I wear them with everything—they are the perfect pumps!”
Question 5: What Are Some Ways I Can Show Off My Style While Staying Professional?
“Don’t be afraid to wear patterns and colors as long as the balance is there. A pop of color in a blazer or a fun pattern on high-heeled pumps can give your look personality while remaining appropriate for even the most conservative office environment.”
Question 6: What Are The Key Pieces I Should Invest In?
“A tailored dress that fits like a glove, a great blazer, and some killer high heel pumps.”
Banana Republic Seamed Fit-And-Flare Dress ($120)
Question 7: What Can I Wear When It’s Hot Out?
“Tailored cotton dresses are perfect for the office, and keep you cool when the temperature soars. A printed pencil skirt with a light silk tee also is a great summer look.”
Ivanka Trump Cotton Eyelet Fit & Flare Dress ($138)