Cori Bush Asked For Help Styling A Congressional Wardrobe. Naturally, Ocasio-Cortez Delivered.

“Cori Bush made history last week when she became Missouri’s first elected Black congresswoman. The activist and nurse heads to Washington with big priorities ― like championing the working class and fighting back against racial injustice ― as well as at least one very relatable question.How is she going to afford a Congress-worthy wardrobe when she gets there? She posed the question in a Tuesday night post:The reality of being a regular person going to Congress is that it’s really expensive to get the business clothes I need for the Hill. So I’m going thrift shopping tomorrow.Should I do a fashion show? ⬇️— Cori Bush (@CoriBush) November 11, 2020 Before she could hear our resounding “YES!” to the query, members of Congress, Rep. including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), were quick to chime in and offer some of their own tips. Thrifting, renting, and patience as you get your closet together sis. Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend. @AyannaPressley has the accessory game downGood news is that all these practices are very sustainable and good for the planet! 😉— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 11, 2020 “Thrifting, renting and patience as you get your closet together, sis,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend.”She also shouted out fellow congresswoman and friend Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) for having “the accessory game down,” and pointed out that these practices ― both thrifting and renting, are environmentally friendly.Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) shared one of her secrets:Cori, I still wear some of my maternity clothes under those blazers. 🤷🏾‍♀️P.S. I get the most compliments from the clothes I got from thrift shops.— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) November 11, 2020 Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who with Ocasio-Cortez, Pressley and Tlaib are the four progressive lawmakers who’ve become known as “The Squad,” offered her own expertise. \”I specialize in $50 or less outfits,\” she said. Thrifting is the way to go, it also makes your look unique. @israhirsi & I do this often, it’s also where I get most of my jewelry.Somali shops in my district have the best scarves on a budget, will get you some to spice up any wardrobe. I specialize in $50 or less outfits 😊— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) November 11, 2020 Democrat Pam Keith, who last week lost her bid for a House seat in Florida, chimed in. Great idea. My trick is Rent the Runway for more posh outfits. Never have to wear the same outfit twice.— Pam Keith (@PamKeithFL) November 11, 2020 Rep. Grace Meng (D-N.Y.) shared one of her favorite stores:Cori- look forward to serving with you. here’s a place i go to that’s near the Capitol in eastern market:— Grace Meng (@Grace4NY) November 11, 2020 And fashion brand ELOQUII was even quick to offer its services ― though it’s not clear if Bush would be permitted to accept that offer. Hi Congresswoman-elect Bush. We would absolutely LOVE to dress you!— ELOQUII (@ELOQUII) November 11, 2020 The moment of stylish sisterhood was a welcome reprieve from the general darkness of Twitter this week, and a good resource for us thrift enthusiasts, too. Now we’re just excited for the fashion show ― and for Bush to start her term.

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