Some help please mamas.
I currently wear pants for a couple activites, and would like some help switching to skirts. Any advice? (limited budget, though I could save up for one or two expensive skirts that will last years).
I want to be able to bike to work (I work with kids, and in a kitchen (two seperate jobs) so not formal, but I don't want to have to change from atheletic skirts, it would be better to have this and the next thing work for one skirt), without any problems.
I also need skirts that I can safely wear in a professional kitchen, which are not so... small at the feet end as to limit my stride. I have one khaki skirt that would be fine, but it is too tight at the foot end (not at the butt end though lol), and shortens my stride drastically. real pita. I prefer something to the knee, at least. All of my skirts except for that one are long, and flowy (you know, like 6 yards of fabric, and down to the floor because I lost weight and the waists don't fit anymore). not safe for the kitchen though it works fine for kids if there are no stairs. I've contemplated shorter skirts with jeans, and while it would not be my preference, I could go there, as long as they are close to knee length. No polyester or other synthetics.
any ideas? whether for brands, types of skirts, anything? Thanks! oh, and I hate hate hate long denim skirts. they're so... casual. the slight formality is part of what I love about skirts.
(also, anyone know where I can get an affordable nice wool skirt for winter or two? I know, planning ahead (this could probably be fuller. I like full skirts for non-work).