Crack the Code: How to Look Professional as a Nurse Without Blending In

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 look professional as a nurse while expressing your personal style!

Choosing the Right Nurse Attire

Unless your institution supplies you with your scrubs, 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. As long as they’re comfortable and well-fitted, choose what 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.

Clove Women's Limited Edition Lemon Aid Sneakers
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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. 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!

Clove Lavender Sneakers & Compression Socks

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!

What are the Benefits of Compression Socks?

  1. Increase circulation in the legs
  2. Support veins
  3. Prevent blood from pooling
  4. Prevent swelling
  5. Reduce orthostatic hypotension
  6. Improve lymphatic drainage
  7. Prevent development of deep vein thrombosis

Many nurses 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. 

Clove Compression Socks

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 look professional as a nurse

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.