Ivanka Trump shares the secrets for the perfect jet set travel outfit.
“When I was a child, my mother would never allow me to get on a plane in sweatpants or jeans,” says Ivanka Trump, daughter of larger-than-life entrepreneurs Ivana and Donald Trump. Those high standards now serve her well. Not only is she part of the inner circle that oversees Trump hotels from New York to Panama (slated to open this spring) but she is also an adviser on NBC reality show The Apprentice and the designer of her own lines of jewelry, shoes, bags, and outerwear. And her travel wardrobe must always be ready to go straight from the airport to the boardroom. “I always take a versatile coat”—such as this Milano cotton Tory Burch trench ($498)—“since I often get cold on the plane.” Underneath: a wool Catherine Malandrino dress ($475). “I love that it doesn’t wrinkle, just in case I can’t change before a meeting.” Her preferred footwear does not sacrifice style. Trump is likely to wear leather heels (from $80) from her new shoe line. She’ll add a belt—such as this elastic-leather style by Tory Burch ($195)—to polish her look, as well as jewelry that’s “fun but not over the top.” These gold bracelets (from $450) are her own creations. As for the faux-leather tote ($175): “I designed it to fit my carry-on essentials.”
Laptop Trump carries on her Sony Vaio (from $450). “I’m most productive on the plane.”
Tablet “I am obsessed with my iPad (from $499)! I use it to read news on the go, and the TV apps are great for killing time at the airport.”
PDA “I like to answer as much e-mail as possible while away from the office. I never leave home without my BlackBerry Bold 9700 ($200) and charger—in case I need to plug in during an unexpected delay.”
Toner “Evian Mineral Water Spray ($10) is great for refreshing after a flight.”
Lip Balm “Flying dries out my lips. ChapStick makes a world of difference.”
Sunglasses “My Oliver Peoples shades (from $300) are perfect for hiding jet lag.”