Being a nurse means being limited in what I can wear to work (or at least in my case it does). I work for an office that requires scrubs in only a few select colors. I have 3 pairs that I try to mix and match to have different looks but sometimes it gets a little boring. One nice thing about my uniform is the ability to wear any shoes I want or any hair accessories to jazz up my day. I love bright headbands but otherwise trying to figure out what to wear is pretty simple. My newest uniform is black with a little bit of pink accent but the important part of this one was fit.
The mock wrap gives it a fitted feel instead of a big, bulky scrub top, which is no fun to wear at all. I was able to buy the matching pants and my amazing mother-in-law transformed them in to a skirt. Scrub skirts online are TERRIBLE. They are odd lengths and ill-fitting. It’s so much easier to find a pair of pants I like and then she works her magic so I have a skirt just the right fit and length for me. Definitely no complaints there.
I love shoes. I always have and I always will. When I’m on my feet for a lot of the day though comfort tends to be much more important than it had been previously. I have been lucky enough to have been given an amazingly cute pair of Dansko’s from a friend and co-worker (in exchange she got a WONDERFUL bag of Starbucks coffee – he he).
I also purchased a pair of Dansko’s so that I could rotate them and not wear them out as quickly as with just having the one pair. That same friend and co-worker found these and I just had to have them for myself.
So as a nurse, while I may have limits in the uniform department, it is still fun to find ways to show my style and have fun with it.