Style trends come and go. And while styles change over time, it seemed like medical clothing trends for healthcare professionals remained stagnant for decades. Nurses typically wore scrubs, while doctors mixed it up between scrubs and business-casual attire.
Fortunately, things have changed in the past few years. Healthcare professionals now enjoy many stylish and appropriate options that make work a bit more fun. Here are some ways you can spice up your medical wardrobe:
The Latest Medical Clothing Trends: Custom Scrubs
Scrubs are big business these days, and most large medical facilities have a retailer located somewhere nearby. The internet also provides many quick-and-easy buying options. From bright colors to trendy patterns and contoured fitting, there are styles for all people.
One particular online store, “Fabled,” has a huge following among nursing fashionistas and provides options ranging from petite sizing to “big-and-tall.” With lines featuring names like “Harley” and “Maverick,” shoppers quickly learn these aren’t “their mother’s scrubs.”
As is the case with scrubs, shoes for healthcare workers certainly perform a practical function. Nurses and doctors are on their feet for many hours every day. It’s important for shoes to provide strong arch support and be slip-resistant.
However, there’s no reason healthcare workers have to sacrifice form for fashion. Many of the best-recognized sneaker brands produce shoes specifically for the needs of medical professionals. In fact, “Prevention Magazine” even issues an annual award for the best healthcare-focused pair!
Highly ranked options include Nike’s “Tanjun” and Sketchers’ “Work Women’s Sure Track Trickel Slip Resistant.” Remember that there are many options. There’s also much overlap with shoes designed for the hospitality industry. Any sneaker designed for comfort and slip-resistance should work well.
Pricey frames may seem like a splurge, but they’re actually a terrific investment for healthcare professionals. In a working environment that’s non-conducive to jewelry, designer glasses are an effective way to stand out from the crowd. Three or four hundred dollars may seem expensive, but you’ll feel like a million bucks rocking your Prada frames!
Healthcare workers must always prioritize functional clothing, given the occupational hazards of clinical environments. However, there’s no reason not to look stylish. Most workers feel better when they’re well-dressed. Jazzy scrubs, shoes, and glasses are simple ways to be more fashionable.
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