Scrubs may be the clothing you must wear every day, but having a good selection of quality uniforms in a variety of colors and styles actually makes a well-rounded work wardrobe. If you select well-fitted outfits and rotate wearing them, you can be pleased about your work apparel. Nice-looking ones are suitable for around town before or after work. The material breaths well and some savvy accessorizing makes them an attractive alternative to a boring work wardrobe.
The key to successfully wearing and enjoying these clothes is having a good selection and making use of it. It is quite easy to fall into the habit of grabbing the same comfy clothes week after week, but taking a few minutes to think through and plan out your wardrobe selections is essential to preventing the boredom that often comes with wearing uniforms.
If all of the scrubs in your closet are the same color, it is time to take a look at all of the other selections that are available to you. Gray’s Anatomy scrubs, for instance, offer unique styles, patterns and prints that can really give your tired wardrobe a needed lift. Selecting clothes in your favorite color is a natural thing to do, but having a variety can actually make you look better.
If all of your clothes are the same, or very near the same, color people will start to think of you as the “lady in blue” or the “guy in yellow”. Swapping it up frequently causes others to take notice. You will enjoy the compliments you receive, and a little positive attention never hurt one’s career. Strive for a variety of colors and mix up solids and prints for a good selection.
When you do your laundry, always hang your freshly washed scrubs to one side of your closet. Then take the clothes you wear each day from the other side. This way you rotate the clothes you wear without having to think about what you have recently worn. Make sure the colors, prints and styles are evenly spaced throughout the closet, so that you are not grabbing pink scrubs three days in a row.
When you feel better about your work wardrobe, you will be less hesitant to run errands before your shift or meet friends for a bite to eat after your shift is over. Add some accessories, such as a belt, hat or jewelry so that you feel more dressed for the entire day or evening.
When your work outfits are well planned and properly accessorized, wearing them anywhere will seem perfectly natural.