On Tuesday, November 10, Bush tweeted, “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?” The tweet soon got the attention of AOC, who has shared her love of fashion and beauty in the past.
In August, the congresswoman shared a “What’s In My Telfar Bag?” segment on Instagram, giving a glimpse of what she takes for a day in Congress. So, it was only natural that AOC would quote retweet Bush with her own style tips quickly after. “Thrifting, renting, and patience as you get your closet together sis. Capsule wardrobe will be your best friend. @AyannaPressley has the accessory game down. Good news is that all these practices are very sustainable and good for the planet!” AOC wrote.
Sustainability has been an issue crucial to AOC’s political agenda, especially given that she was one who introduced the Green New Deal. AOC has been criticized by her GOP peers for simple acts like getting a haircut (no, seriously) or wearing clothes for a magazine cover, but if her re-election has anything to say to her haters, it’s that she’s here to stay for a while.
AOC followed up with her tweet with an additional style tip, reading, “You can also thrift and buy second hand online, which helped me get higher quality, longer-lasting things that would normally be out of budget. Good luck!!” She even added an offer to go shopping together.
Other women in the House and Senate also joined in the conversation with recommendations of where they shop before long days of defending democracy. After a nightmare year, this is exactly a ray of sunshine the world needs from our politicians!
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