During the holiday season, budgets can get very stretched with shopping for all of your friends and family. It may be difficult to get a moment for yourself, much less have time to update your work wardrobe with this season’s trendy colors and hottest styles. Fear not, we’re going to cover a few ways you can spruce up your wardrobe (while staying budget friendly!) by mixing and matching old and new uniform pieces. Channel your inner creativity and learn how to turn cheap scrubs into a fashion forward ensemble!

Step 1: Pick 1 “basic color” that you feel most comfortable in (whether it’s black, brown, gray, white or navy) or whichever one that you have to wear based on your team’s uniform regulations

Step 2: Find out which colors are best based on your coloring (skin tone, eye color, hair color) these are divided into either warm or cool—here are examples of each:
Warm: Oranges, Reds, Yellows
Cool: Blues, Greens, Purples

Step 3*: Put more emphasis on switching up your scrub tops, when you vary tops people are much more likely to notice something new and fresh vs. scrub bottoms

Step 4: Most importantly: make sure that the colors you pick are ones that you will feel confident wearing, not just because they’re “right”! Feeling good about your appearance will be the best accessory for your cheap scrubs and put the spring in your step.

*To embellish on Step 3 here are some easy ways to get the most out of your existing tops and a guide for what to look for when buying new tops to get the most bang for your buck:
• Cardigan style warm-up jackets and lab coats like the Koi scrubs Olivia jacket or Koi scrubs Geneva lab coat are a great way to “dress up” scrubs on the job—they’re also a great way to store your cell phone, keys, etc.
o Jackets are great for complimenting a printed top with a corresponding solid pant
o Ones that feature elastic cuffs help keep you warm in chilly air conditioned buildings and keep sleeves out of your way on the job!
• Wrap tops often have contrasting trim, which will provide you with more options for corresponding bottom colors
• Not only are floral, polka dot, and other printed tops fun and cheery for your co-workers and patients, but they allow you a more broad scope of pant options because you can wear pants of any of the featured colors and still match!

Author's Bio: 

Uniform Advantage is a leading retailer of scrubs and medical uniforms. Founded in 1985, the company operates out of Plantation, Florida and ships from their distribution center near Atlanta, Georgia. It has grown to include 27 scrubs stores located in key cities across the US and Canada, a catalog division and an entity dedicated to the online market.
For more information, please visit http://www.UniformAdvantage.com, your one-stop shop for all of your nursing uniform needs.