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Classic scrubs fashion

Feel like you don’t have anything to wear to work? It might be time to incorporate some classic scrubs pieces into your wardrobe. While fashion always cycles through one trend to the next, classic styles look good today and tomorrow. Building a closet of classic scrub styles doesn’t have to be boring. They can be accented and updated with the smallest accessories.

What’s a classic scrubs piece?

A classic working wardrobe is a functional wardrobe. Each piece should mix and match well together. You want each item to be able to be paired with at least three other pieces in your wardrobe.

Color is also important. You want to build a wardrobe of scrubs with basic solid colors like black, brown, taupe, white, navy or green. Patterned pieces that hold up over time are stripes and polka dots. Neutral pieces can be interchangeable with bright colors.

Fit is always the name of the game. If your scrubs are a good fit, you look good. Classic tailored lines work because of their ability to flatter, their wearability and their style. The beauty of a classic piece of clothing is its simplicity.

Scroll through to see eight scrubs outfits that I think are flattering and will be in style for years to come:

 

V-Neck Top & Drawstring Pant (from Cherokee)

Mock Wrap Top & Cargo Pocket Pant (from Cherokee)

Empire Waist & Elastic Pant (from Dickies)

Jewel Neck Warm-up & Boxer Pant (from Cherokee)

 


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Katie Sparks

Katie Sparks has been a renowned television show costume designer for more than 20 years. She received a nomination from the Costume Designers Guild for excellent costume design for Arrested Development. When she's not dressing movie stars, she loves to write, and says, "Writing for Scrubs gives me the opportunity to write and give fashion tips! A perfect combo."
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6 Responses to Classic scrubs fashion

  1. Julie

    Actually, I have never understood why anyone thought a dress would make a practical choice for a nursing uniform. I understand that nursing has evolved from a time when all females were expected to wear dresses all the time but really? I cannot think of anything less practical. Can I bend over and pick up a child (I’m in peds) in a dress? No. Can I hold for a procedure which requires me to be halfway on top of the bed, in a dress? No. Can I retrieve my stethescope which some patient has thrown to the floor (again) in a dress? No. This outfit screams retro sitcom, but for todays nurse it just is not an option.

  2. Janie

    I have been in Psychiatric Nursing (uniforms are taboo) or management (suits required) for over 20 years. Very open to ideas to work in scrubs and look professional rather than feeling like I am going to work in my pajamas. I KNOW that nurses look professional when dressed in uniform, just want guidance to conform with this style! This assistance is asked with the most humble of request! J

  3. Janie

    I have been in Psychiatric Nursing (uniforms are taboo) or management (suits required) for over 20 years. Very open to ideas to work in scrubs and look professional rather than feeling like I am going to work in my pajamas. I KNOW that nurses look professional when dressed in uniform, just want guidance to conform with this style! This assistance is asked with the most humble of request! J

  4. Brenda Harper

    Our administration has decided that all of our nurses must wear navy blue and /or white only- no patterns.And our techs must wear grey uniforms no patterns. This is not just hospital wide but organization wide because they own 5 hospitals. I can understand the move to make sure pts can differentiate between nurses and techs but we are feeling a little like a herd of cattle.Even the psych floors are required to do this.

  5. Tania Santos

    I want to ré eive All New arrievings ,fashion

  6. drlevenstein

    Thank you for sharing lovely collection from Cherokee :)

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