Recode’s Peter Kafka has some advice for women looking to make the transition to their next wardrobe staple: Wear skirts.
It’s time to take the plunge and wear pants.
And you know what?
They are a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.
Women wear skirts for a few reasons: they’re practical, flattering, and they make it easier to walk in heels.
Plus, skirts can be worn in the summer, and men are more likely to be comfortable wearing pants indoors than out.
“Men love the look of a skirt,” Laura, a writer in London who’s been dressing up as a character named Gertrude from The Princess Bride, told Recode.
“They like the feeling of a skirts fabric that’s soft and plaid-like, and also that it has a feminine element to it.”
Laura said her favorite way to dress up in skirts is to wear them in pairs or with shorts.
She also loves the style of dresses and accessories that skirt-wearing women have access to.
For example, you can get a skirt with a waistband for a casual look, or go with a skirt or cardigan in a longer length for a more formal look.
If you’re looking to get more formal, Laura said she’d wear a skirt in a short, or short-sleeved, length.
So what about casual wear?
You can wear skirts to work, too, if you prefer.
If it’s cold outside, or you’re on a tight budget, you could wear a blazer in a skirt, which has been popularized by the popular American movie, Bridesmaids.
Laura also likes the look that a skirt gives a woman, and said she likes to wear skirts in summer because it allows her to look more feminine while in shorts.
“It makes it so much easier to look confident and chic,” she said.
“I like the look it gives a girl when she wears it.”
Women are increasingly dressing up in casual wear, too.
Laura is now wearing a skirt for work, and she said it’s become one of her favorite things to wear.
While Laura said that her favorite dress for work is a skirt from a dressmaker, she’s also looking for more casual options.
“If you can’t go for something that is totally casual, like a dress or a blouse, I think a skirt is an easy way to go for a less formal look,” she told Recod.
“Just be careful that it’s not a little too formal.”
Laura said she still wears skirts in the winter, but that she’s no longer trying to get in too much of a style show.
She said that while she still has the desire to show off her figure and her figure can be sexy, she also loves having a casual, everyday look.
“The most important thing to me is that I’m confident,” Laura said.
When it comes to men, women still need to take a step back.
It seems like it’s only the summertime that we’re beginning to see more and more men wearing skirts.
And Laura doesn’t think it’s too much to ask that men treat women with respect.
“You can’t judge a woman on her skirt,” she explained.
“Men, I have a great idea of what they look like and what they wear.
You can’t compare me to other women.”