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Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 15 December 2018

Snap: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar turn up to work in the same outfit 

It was a moment of "full twin mode", as they put it

Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned up to work in the same jacket - hey, it happens. Photo: Instagram / Ilhan Omar 
Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned up to work in the same jacket - hey, it happens. Photo: Instagram / Ilhan Omar 

It happens to the best of us: you turn up for work, your new Zara/Topshop/H&M/Gap jacket on, only to discover your colleague happened to see the exact same thing in the storefront that weekend. Snap!

This same thing happened to Congresswomen Ilhan Omar, 36, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 29, yesterday: with both politicians sharing the moment on social media:

Ocasio-Cortez will become the youngest woman in history to serve in Congress when she officially takes office in January, while Omar is the first ever Muslim woman to be elected to the institution (along with Palestinian-American Rashia Tlaib).

It seems women who smash ceilings together, wear cute grey jackets together, too. Unfortunately, we don't know where the pair bought the jacket (the blogs that follow their every style move a la royals or FLOTUSes don't seem to have launched yet). We've trawled the high street online to try and find it, but alas, nothing. As a consolation prize, however, here's an Old Navy jacket that's a touch darker in hue but boasts a similar cutout collar:

The Old Navy equivalent 
The Old Navy equivalent

This isn't the first time Ocasio-Cortez has taken to social media to share a behind-the-scenes view of political life. She live streamed a girls' night dinner with Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal on Insta stories last night; and she showed off her orientation 'swag bag' on Instagram too. She also uses a closed-captioning tool on her Insta-videos, so that they're accessible to a wider audience - kudos.

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