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AOC Gave Cori Bush Some Practical Tips on Dressing for Congress

Winning an election is one thing. Navigating Capitol Hill office culture is another. Representative-elect Cori Bush, who just became the first Black woman elected to Congress in Missouri, recently dished on the new challenges of being a congresswoman—namely, that the wardrobe is pricey.

“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,” Bush wrote on Twitter. “So I’m going thrift shopping tomorrow. Should I do a fashion show?”

Fellow representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who along with the rest of the Squad won her reelection, quote-retweeted Bush with some tips.

“Thrifting, renting, and patience as you get your closet together sis. Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend,” she wrote. She also gave a shout-out to Representative Ayanna Pressley for bringing her closet A game to Capitol Hill. “@AyannaPressley has the accessory game down. Good news is that all these practices are very sustainable and good for the planet!”

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