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How Ivanka Trump Defines Dressing for Success

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Ahead of her RNC speech, a roundup of her words of (fashion) wisdom.

Ivanka Trump is slated to speak at tonight's Republic National Convention, where she'll introduce her dad and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. A Wharton MBA and mother of three who runs a successful fashion label (despite some legal issues), Donald's eldest daughter knows a thing or two about how to project herself in a professional and fashionable manner. (As a teenager, she had stints modeling for Mugler, Versace and Tommy Hilfiger, to name a few. In recent years, she's favored Carolina Herrera, Elie Saab and J. Mendel for her understated red carpet and polished business looks).

In preparation for her big moment during the #RNCinCLE where viewers will be tuning in for her words (and no doubt, take note of her wardrobe) here's a look back at Ivanka's best tips on dressing for success. Because who knows, maybe you'll end up on that podium one day?

On what to wear for a job interview:

"Dress for the job you want. Make sure your outfit is as smart and polished as you will be in the role you’re interviewing for. When you leave you want them to remember what you said, not what you wore. Although if they remember you being incredibly chic that is definitely okay!" – The Zoe Report

On her office "uniform":

"My go-to look during the week is a well-tailored dress and heels. Accessories are crucial. A great bag and a piece of statement jewelry are the fastest way to elevate an otherwise understated look." – Harper's Bazaar

On office-appropriate shoes:

‚Äč"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." – Who What Wear

On what's worth splurging:

"A timeless piece of jewelry, like pearls or stud earrings, has lasting value. I bought a vintage ring for $600 with my first paycheck; I plan to pass it down to my daughter." – Redbook

On how to travel in style:

"I always take a versatile coat since I often get cold on the plane." – Travel and Leisure

On keeping a planner:

"I have a notebook, a Moleskine, [where] I jot down miscellaneous things I want to accomplish, so that they’re not just floating around in my mind and distracting me from what it is that I need to get done that’s more of a priority." – MyDomaine

On defining success:

"Happiness. I don't think you are truly successful unless you are a happy person and are happy with your life." – Business Insider

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