There is an endless selection of nursing uniforms out there these days, here are a few tips to keep in mind when you are making a purchase!
1. Don’t try and match colors across brands! This one of the biggest reasons scrubs are returned. Someone will buy a Ceil Blue top from Cherokee to go with a Ceil blue pant from Landau. When the scrubs are delivered they are different shades of Ceil Blue. It is amazing how many shades of each color there are and every brand has their own! Play it safe, make sure you buy your sets from the same line and you won’t be stuck with miss-matched scrubs.
2. Check the size charts. Just like jeans, every scrub brand has a slightly different fit. It is impossible to try scrubs on when you are shopping online, but don’t assume that every scrub is cut the same. They aren’t! The first step in making sure you buy something that fits is checking the size chart. The second step is making sure you check the return policy of the company you are purchasing from. If you are trying something new make sure you can send it back!
3. Think about colors! Colors can affect your mood and that of everyone around you. Most hospitals let you wear a variety of colors, take advantage of it. Matching colors and outfits might take a little longer in the morning but it can be worth it if it increases your “happy factor!”
4. Don’t be afraid to try out a new brand. There are all kinds of fun brands that are relatively new to the scrub market. These niche brands like Grey’s Anatomy and Skechers scrubs really are great products. Give them a try and get away from the more traditional scrub uniforms, you may like what you get!