Deep V-necks and open collar neck scrubs for the light and heavy type. Image via: Cherokee

Who says that fashion and style are only tied up to a certain profession? Well, broaden your thoughts and think over again! Even if you are in the medical field, fashion speaks louder than your usual worn out garments and oldie style. 

Nurses spend most of their time wearing their scrubs. In fact, they even start and end the day with it. And when invited by some friends after work, they already have the feeling of being tired to dress and party. Nurses embrace the reality that they are trapped in a profession where they have very little time to enjoy the nicer options of life such as fashion. This site will spill the secrets to a BETTER and NEW you with these ideas on how to stay in touch with the sense of FASHION and STYLE!

Think you’ve got what it takes for a nurse to make it in fashion? Here are several tips on how to easily and inexpensively look awesome in your scrubs every day, and experience a little of the color and fashion that’s missing in your life.

1. Choose the Scrub That Suits Your Body Type

Deep V-necks and open collar neck scrubs for the light and heavy type. Image via: Cherokee
Deep V-necks and open collar neck scrubs for the light and heavy type. Image via: Cherokee

No worries dudes and gals if you are either the light or the heavy type! You can equip yourself with deep V-necks, open collar neck scrub tops in dark solid colors if you are top heavy and narrow at the hips. These will narrow your upper portion. On the other way, if you are bottom heavy, wear long tops that skim over your hips. This will cover up multitude of sins. Avoid wearing wide pants if you are heavy on the hips. And if you are the slim type of nurse (for females), it will be good to wear ruffled, smocked, and gathered tops to add some volume to your body. Layer your scrub top, camisole and jacket for a more substantial look as well. These ideas will ensure that no matter what your body type, you will look awesome in your scrub.

2. Choose the Right Size Scrubs

Comfortable, well-fitting scrubs. Image via: Cherokee
Comfortable, well-fitting scrubs. Image via: Cherokee

One of the most important things to consider is choosing the right size of scrubs, and yet it is often overlooked. For males, scrubs are either too wide or too fit. While most female nurses don’t know their actual measurements. As a result, nurses tend to buy outfits that don’t fit them as well as they should. When you buy scrubs, choose the right size for a good, comfortable fit. When you wear well-fitting scrubs, you’ll feel more comfortable and more confident, and walk tall. And if nothing matches your measurements, it would be best to seek help from the best tailors and seamstresses in your place. This will allow your own self to guarantee repairs and adjustments as well.

3. Wear Complimentary Colors

Images via: Cherokee | Scrubs
Images via: Cherokee | Scrubs

Consider the right color scrubs that match your skin tone. To find out if a color suits your complexion or not, hold the scrub up close to your face. If the scrub color gives your face a warm tone, then the color is right for you. If your face looks drawn, pale, or tired next to the scrub’s color, then the color isn’t best for you. The idea is to choose colors that brighten your face. If you are not good in judging yourself, don’t forget to consider the opinion of your CLOSEST friends. They will surely give you the most honest remark!

4. Match Your Tops and Pants

Printed scrubs. Images via: Koi | Cherokee
Printed scrubs. Images via: Koi | Cherokee

Though most scrubs come in pair, buy several sets in prints and bold colors and then match up the separates. Bring out the best can come up with creative matches and keep shifting your sets. Wearing a new look every day may add excitement and start your day just right. However, when you mix scrubs, ensure that when you wear a printed item, you downplay the effect using a solid color item. For example, you can wear a printed bottom with a solid top, which reflects one of the main colors in your bottom’s print.

You can also mix prints, if they’re of the same family. Mostly for females, mix florals with florals, and animal prints with animal prints. If your bottom has large prints, ensure that your top has small prints. You can also mix florals or prints with solid colors. For males, wearing solid colors is much better, from lighter tops matched with darker pants and vice versa. Over time, you’ll learn how to efficiently mix and match, creating new looks for yourself.

5. Do Some Personal Touch on Your Scrubs

Scrubs with embroidery. Images via: Med Couture
Scrubs with embroidery. Images via: Med Couture

Even if you buy your scrubs from a shop, there’s no reason why you cannot put your own unique stamp on it. Though this idea may seem familiar to some institutions, try getting your name embroidered on the side of your top, for a very unique look. You can also choose to put your embroidered nickname or initials on one side of the sleeve in an alternative color. On a solid color top, equip it with your favorite pin to pop the solid color. It doesn’t matter if the pin has nothing to do with the profession as long as it matches your personality. You can think of many ways to personalize your scrub. Just make sure that the idea you are trying to consider is not against the institution’s specific rules.

6. Use Minimal yet Fetching Accessories

Image via: Fancy Scrubs
Image via: Fancy Scrubs

Female nurses can use jewelry to accessorize their scrubs, while taking care to keep it subtle. Wear a delicate pair of earrings, a simple hairpiece, and a slender necklace and so on. Your jewelry should bring out the colors of your scrub. Go ahead and wear skinny belts to give yourself an hourglass look. For both, you probably only have a few watches you wear regularly. That said, try to stay true to your style and pick the design that fits your scrub for a certain day. Remember not to wear too much accessories that will steal much attention than your scrub.

7. Wear Your Scrubs with the Right Attitude

Image via: Educational Star
Image via: Educational Star

Lastly, no matter how pleasant your scrub is, wearing it with the right attitude is always a must. A positive attitude helps you cope more easily from the stresses of the job. Moreover, being confident about yourself will also bring constructive changes into your job, it will make you happier, brighter and more successful.

Always remember, a positive frame of mind helps in a lot of ways. Believing in yourself and in your abilities will show more self-esteem and confidence that will reflect on your entire look and getup.