From Casual to Cocktail Hour: The Cotton T-Shirt & More

Comfort and style are not mutually exclusive. If you have a full day ahead of you and no time to change your entire outfit, worry not. Every casual piece you own, from your favorite cotton t-shirt to your go-to pair of jeans are more versatile than you know. Check out these classic fashion mashups, featuring District® Clothing favorites, complete with easy and fun ways to transition them from day to night.

cotton t-shirt

Ladies Modal Blend Gathered Shoulder Tee  + Leggings

  • Casual: Oversized Sweater + Scarf

  • Cocktail: Structured Jacket + Necklace

Our Gathered Shoulder Tee is fun, flirty, and flowy. The soft cotton blend makes it a comfortable counterpart to your go-to leggings, but looks nice enough to grab drinks with the girls. Just swap out your laid back sweater for a chic leather jacket and add some bling!

cotton t-shirt

Shimmer V-Neck Tee + Jeans

  • Casual: Hoodie + Sneakers
  • Cocktail: Blazer + Heels

You can’t go wrong with jeans and a t-shirt. Our most unique cotton t-shirt comes in two great color options that will twinkle in the sunlight or on the dancefloor. Our vivid shimmer v-neck looks great with just a hoodie and sneakers or with a fashionable blazer and heels for an evening out!

Cardigan + Colored Pants

  • Casual: Collared Shirt + Flats

  • Cocktail: Tank + Sandals

If you love preppy style, this casual to cocktail hour option is for you. Pair a collared shirt with our Cardigan Sweater and pair of brightly colored ankle pants and cute flats for a work or school friendly look. Keep the sweater but swap the collar for a tank and those flats for a pair of strappy sandals and you’ve got yourself a trendy evening look!

cotton v-neck t-shirt

Juniors Vintage Wash V-Neck Tee + Skirt

  • Casual: Flats + Cross Body Bag

  • Cocktail Hour: Booties + Clutch

This 100% ring spun combed cotton t-shirt fits perfectly tucked into a high waisted skirt. When paired with a great tee, a skirt can be casual with the right additions. Simple flats and a cross body purse are great for a shopping day and a quick accessory transition will make this outfit great for happy hour too!

Racerback Dress

Racerback Dress

Our Ladies 60/40 Racerback Dress is truly a casual to cocktail item all in one. Comfortable and stretchy, it’s a great day dress to wear running errands or shopping with casual sandals and our fabulous carry all. Swap the flops for a nicer pair of wedges and add a stylish belt to accentuate your waist for a perfect night time outfit.

Now that you have some ideas, create your own casual to cocktail hour outfits using your entire wardrobe, from your favorite District® Clothing cotton t-shirt to that skirt you’ve been wanting to wear for months!