True bell-bottoms would be a little much to wear on the job, but flared scrub pants are a great substitute. They’re available from every major scrubs designer including the Hip Flip line by Dickies. If you caught the glam rock bug during its flash-in-the-pan appearance in the ’70s, you might enjoy the hot pink, silver-studded “Bling It On” top from Baby Phat.
The ’80s were the era of punk (after disco died). If you’re feeling a little attitude, you can punk up your uniform by wearing black straight-leg scrub pants with a black top. To get the hard-core effect, try a Baby Phat “Zip It” top with screen-printed zippers on the pockets. Complete this outfit with your favorite pair of Doc Martens.
You could argue that these styles represent more of a holdover than a comeback, but the fashion cycles do seem to keep speeding up. Skinny-leg scrub pants are available if you crave the “leggings” look. Incorporate neon colors to achieve a more readily identifiable effect from the ’90s. If you shine a black light on the Blue’s Clues Techno top from Cherokee, it might even glow in the dark!
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