Working in the healthcare industry can be extremely rewarding. However, when you work in a field that tells you what to wear day in and day out, you may forget your own sense of fashion - but there are ways to keep your professional image as a nurse while expressing your personal style!
Choosing the Right Professional Nurse Attire
Unless your institution supplies you with your scrubs or nursing uniforms, you’ll need to find a high-quality, durable brand that will keep up with your long days and nights. Everyone has their own idea of what they think the best scrub brands for nurses are. The professional nurse attire requirements may vary from institution to institution. However, if there is no specific medical uniform in place, then as long as they’re comfortable and well-fitted, choose what attire makes you happy! Buying your own scrubs also gives you the opportunity to buy your favorite colors, so you aren’t wearing the same thing day in and day out.
Comfortable Nursing Shoes are Key
Nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals spend hours on end on their feet, so comfortable shoes are essential. Comfort is often prioritized over style, which means you’re often choosing between white shoes and… other white shoes. Clove has the best shoes for healthcare providers in a variety of different colors, including nursing shoes for women and nursing shoes for men. That way you can still fit the professional attire policy without compromising your own style preferences to blend in. Wearing your favorite Clove colorway makes you happy and makes your patients happy!
Our core collection includes neutral tones to match all scrub colors, with the special addition of our pink nursing shoes. For other exclusive, limited-edition colorways, make sure to sign up for Clove Insiders. You’ll be the first to know about our launches and you’ll never miss out on your favorite color!
Never Underestimate the Power of Compression
Most people think of compression socks as something patients wear after surgery to prevent blood clots due to a lack of movement. While that’s true, compression socks can do a lot more!
- Increase circulation in the legs
- Support veins
- Prevent blood from pooling
- Prevent swelling
- Reduce orthostatic hypotension
- Improve lymphatic drainage
- Prevent development of deep vein thrombosis
Many nurses and healthcare professionals swear by compression socks while standing and walking for up to 16 hours at a time. Clove offers cute compression socks that add some color to your outfit, while giving you 20-30 mmHG of compression to keep your blood flowing in style.
Accessories: Keep Them Simple & Functional
For men that wear ties and dress shirts, or women who have long hair and ear piercings, small accessories can make all the difference to you and to your patients. Ties and bowties are a great way to display your interests as well as strike up a conversation with patients and their families about common interests. The same can go for headbands, hair bands, and earrings. These accessories all serve the functional purpose of helping you connect with your patients, while also helping you maintain a professional appearance as a nurse or healthcare professional.
Showing off your interests and engaging with your patients can all be done while staying comfortable, fashionable, and professional. Clove is here to help you be the most comfortable you can be while wearing something you absolutely love. Shop all Clove shoes for men and shoes for women.