Taking Your Wardrobe From Day To Night

Chic and Inexpensive Ways to Go from Office to Evening Out

Tuesday October 06, 2009
New York, NY

With the holiday season fast approaching, women everywhere are looking for new and updated ways to take their wardrobes from the office out for an evening on the town, while still keeping their budgets in check.

“Sixty nine percent of women prefer to wear one comfortable outfit all day, rather than changing outfits to suit different activities,” says Linda DeFranco, Director, Product Trend Analysis, Cotton Incorporated, citing statistics from the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle MonitorTM survey. “So it’s important to have some successful techniques for taking that work wardrobe from day to night in the event of a last-minute invitation out, which is especially common in the busy holiday season.”

The little black dress is a staple of every woman’s wardrobe, and for good reason, says DeFranco, but cotton cardigans are also a must-have. Keep a colorful one on hand at the office, like the classic Jackie cardigan from J. Crew. A sleeveless sequined cardigan from Alice + Olivia adds sparkle for an evening out, yet will still provide warmth for those cool fall nights. A crisp cotton shirt in a vibrant color, paired with slim cotton pants and heels, never looks out of place at the office; add a cropped cotton jacket with a metallic sheen for a night out, like the ‘Space Age’ jacket from Yoana Baraschi, similar to the one sported by the model in the accompanying webisode.

“These are just a few of the ways that women can transition their wardrobes without spending a lot of money,” says DeFranco. “With just a few key statement pieces, women can take that favorite little black dress, or that classic button down and slim pants, from day to night in a stylish and sophisticated way.”

View the accompanying webisode at for more tips on how to take your office-wear for an evening out, without breaking the bank.

Cutting Cost With Cotton is one in a series of communications designed to help consumers in trying economic times get the most from their favorite fiber.

Cotton Incorporated, funded by U.S. growers of upland cotton and importers of cotton and cotton textile products, is the research and marketing company representing upland cotton. The Program is designed and operated to improve the demand for and profitability of cotton.


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