Hope Hicks opted for a classic, all-black ensemble for her flight back to the United States after wrapping up a five-country trip through Asia with the president.
The 29-year-old White House communications director stood behind President Trump as he addressed reporters at Ninoy-Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, on Tuesday before they boarded Air Force One.
Hope, who has become somewhat of a style star while on tour with the president, looked effortlessly chic in black trousers and a black silk blouse, which she left unbuttoned at the collar.
Back to black: Hope Hicks looked effortlessly chic in an all-black outfit as she waited to board Air Force One at Ninoy-Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday
Style star: The 29-year-old White House communications director wore her black silk blouse open at the collar
Woman behind the man: Hope stood to the side of President Trump as he spoke with reporters ahead of their flight back to the United States
And they’re off: The president gave a wave to reporters before leading to board Air Force One
The former model wore her long, highlighted brown hair back in a sleek bun, and she accessorized her look a pair of stud earrings.
Hope was with the president throughout his entire journey, starting in Hawaii where they paid a solemn visit to to Pearl Harbor and its memorial to the USS Arizona.
The president then kicked off his first tour of Asia with a trip to Japan before they headed to South Korea, China, and the Philippines.
On Sunday, Hope was photographed wearing a ladylike floral dress while attending a news conference between President Trump and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace.
The dress was ruffled at the hem, which rested just above the knee, and puffed at the shoulders, much like the grey sweater she wore earlier in the trip when Trump addressed the National Assembly in Seoul.
Morning flight: Hope favored comfort over fashion on Friday when she wore a baggy men’s shirt at the Beijing Airport in China, while carrying an Ivanka Trump tote and a $1,400 Louis Vuitton holdall
Not her usual ‘do! Hope had her hair pulled up in a ponytail at one point after arriving at the airport in Vietnam, but she still appeared to have added a pink lip to her look
Just one week before: The former model opted for a ladylike pink dress in Hawaii before President Trump started his five-country tour of Asia, looking much more glamorous in the form-flattering number
Kicking off the trip: Hope was one of the staffers who traveled to Hawaii with him to pay a solemn visit to to Pearl Harbor and its memorial to the USS Arizona. She is pictured on a boat heading to the USS Arizona Memorial
Walking the walk: The former model wore a floral frock to attend a news conference between President Donald Trump and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang at the Presidential Palace in the Philippines on Sunday
Hope paired the floral frock with a pair of classic black pumps and a burgundy Ivanka Trump tote bag.
She had her hair pulled back into a bun at the nape of her neck, and she added a hint of pink to her lips to match the floral pattern of her dress.
Hope arrived behind White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander, who wore a long-sleeve black dress accessorized with a simple pearl necklace.
Both women were also photographed wearing the same blue hexagonal pin.
She appears to have returned to her stylish self after sporting a far more casual look on Friday, when she favored comfort over fashion. For her eighth day of travel, Hope donned a baggy men’s shirt on her way to Vietnam.
Shady: The communications director paired the look with a set of black high heels and sunglasses
A repeat: The dress included puffed sleeves, similar to ones Hope wore earlier in the five-country Asia tour. Her look was quite different from the one Melania sported when she stopped in Alaska on Friday
A little extra: Hope also wore a lovely shade of pink lipstick to compliment the floral number
Top ladies: Hope arrived for the event alongside White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who wore a long-sleeved black dress
The White House fashionista: Hope appeared to be back to her stylish self after going casual last week
Although the White House communications director had turned it up in the style department for most of Trump’s five-country tour of Asia, she didn’t look quiet as put together in her wrinkled collared shirt as she waited to board Air Force One at the Beijing Airport in China.
Hope paired the ill-fitting button-down with black trousers and black pumps, and at one point she had her long, highlighted hair pulled up in an uncharacteristic high ponytail.
The former model had her Ivanka Trump leather carryall in the crook of her arm, and she carried a Louis Vuitton duffel bag ahead of her flight with the president.
While waiting outside on the tarmac, Hope wore her sunglasses on the top of her head as the breeze blew through her hair, which she had pulled back down.
It was a whirlwind trip for Hope who started the tour by giving First Lady Melania Trump a run for her money in the fashion department.
Over the course of the trip, Hope went from donning a ladylike pink dress in Hawaii to wearing a wrinkled men’s shirt on her way to Vietnam to a sleek all-black outfit to travel back to the US.
Simple: Hope, who has given Melania Trump a run for her money in the style department over the past few days, appeared to take a step back in a baggy outfit last Thursday while attending a state dinner in Beijing
Wowing: Melania stepped up her fashion game during the state dinner, donning an ornate Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern inspired by traditional Chinese clothing while meeting with China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan
Staff: Hope wore a bright pink dress underneath a plain black blazer with rolled sleeves. She kept out of the spotlight and was only photographed from the waist up, while Melania made a spectacular entrance with Madame Peng
Hope also put fashion on the back-burner last Thursday evening when she wore a simple, slightly baggy outfit to a state dinner in Beijing.
The White House staffer opted for a bright pink dress underneath a plain black blazer, which she wore with the sleeves rolled up.
Hope kept out of the spotlight and was only photographed from the waist up, while Melania made a spectacular entrance with China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan.
Melania stepped up her style game in an ornate Gucci fur trim dress with an ornate pattern reminiscent of traditional Chinese clothing.
The 47-year-old first lady exuded confidence as she strode in five-inch, baby pink stilettos, which matched the fur lining of her sleeves, next to her Chinese counterpart.
While Melania was clearly in the spotlight during Thursday’s state dinner, Hope has upstaged her on a couple of occasions during President Trump’s trip around Asia.
Sartorial: The style war between Melania and Hope waged on as the duo joined the president in South Korea on Wednesday, with Hope sitting behind Melania and in front of Sarah Huckabee Sanders
Classic: Although Melania was front and center as her husband addressed the National Assembly in Seoul, Hope certainly gave her a run for her money, looking incredibly chic in a grey turtleneck sweater
Career: The current White House communications director is a former Trump Organization employee, who has in the past worked inside the Trump Tower and helped Ivanka Trump grow her fashion line before President Trump hired her away
Thumbs up! Jared Kushner put his arm on Hope’s shoulder as they both posed for a picture, taken aboard Air Force One and posted to the president’s official Twitter account in celebration of the one-year anniversary of his election win
The duo joined the president in South Korea on Wednesday to listen to his address at the National Assembly in Seoul.
Hope looked notably chic in a grey turtleneck sweater as she sat a few rows behind the mother of one, and just a few feet away from White House senior advisor Jared Kushner.
The White House communications director cut a simple but chic silhouette in her sweater with puff shoulders. She wore her signature blowout during the event, and was seen tossing her long blond hair over her shoulder as she fixed her earpiece to listen to the commander in chief.r.
Hope is a former Trump Organization employee. She worked inside Trump Tower and helped Ivanka Trump grow her fashion line, before President Trump hired her away when he decided to run for president.
The communications director modeled the same chic sweater in an image posted to the president’s official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon, which he shared in celebration of the one-year anniversary of his election win.
Hope and Jared both were featured in the picture taken aboard Air Force One, which sees several key members of Trump’s inner circle — including White House Director of Social Media and Assistant to the President Dan Scavino and Stephen Miller, senior advisor for policy, posing with their thumbs up while posing next to the president.
Aide: Although the first lady looked glamorous, she was upstaged in the style stakes by Hope, who wore a much more unique tuxedo for the affair
Natural: In contrast with her impeccable suit, Hope wore her hair down, bringing a relaxed touch to her glamorous outfit
The group looks very cozy in the image; Jared can be seen with his arm casually resting on Hope’s shoulder while Stephen has his arm around her waist, as they all smile happily for the cameras.
All three are traveling with President Trump during his 12-day tour of Asia, while his daughter Ivanka has remained at home in Washington, D.C.
On Monday, the ever-glamorous Melania faced some serious competition in the style stakes, once again courtesy of Hope.
Both women showed their support for President Trump while attending a state banquet in Tokyo; however, while the first lady chose a very traditional floor-length gown for the occasion, Hope spiced things up a bit, ensuring she stood out from the crowd in a chic tuxedo.
Hope wore the tailored black suit with a traditional white tuxedo shirt, accessorizing the look with an oversized black bow tie worn at her neck at the event, which was hosted by Japenese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Akasaka Palace in Tokyo to mark Trump’s visit.
Hope wore her long hair down in a blowout and added a splash of color to her monochromatic look with a slick of bold pink lipstick, finishing off her make-up with a smokey eye.
In contrast to Hope’s androgynous style option, Melania donned a bright red, floor-length gown with short sleeves on the occasion.