How to choose your Nursing Uniforms using Uniform Advantage’s Body Shape Guide

When you shop for yourself, what is the first thing you think about? Size? Color? Fit? Style? Trendy or Passé? Do you do the same when selecting your nursing uniforms or do you have to switch your brain because it is work related? In anything related to clothing, there are two important things you must consider: Your body’s measurements and your body type.

Hubert Givenchy said it well, “The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.”

Even though you are looking for medical scrubs for work, you still want to look great and present a confident image. Nurses wear their scrubs a lot more than their personal clothing so in getting to know their body well, they will start becoming more aware of their curves and angles and lines. When choosing the right nursing uniform, there is a wide variety for you to choose from: scrub tops, scrub pants and skirts down to nursing shoes and accessories. You can outfit yourself with mock wrap tops if you are an Hourglass shape, V-neck, side stretch panel tops if you are a Pear shape, boot cut or flared scrub pants if you are an Apple shape, wide leg pants or flared skirts if you are an Inverted Triangle shape and lastly, ruffles or ruching if you are a Rectangle shape. Accentuate your features with the right fit and your choices will naturally complement your personality and style. Happy Shopping!

 

 knowing your body type

Uniform Advantage secures Exclusivity for Koi’s and Med Couture’s 2 Newest Spring Colors

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Uniform Advantage secures early exclusives for Koi’s and Med Couture’s 2 newest colors in their spring collection. For additional information about Koi and Med Couture Scrubs and the different styles and colors offered, please visit www.UniformAdvantage.com.

Koi and Med Couture have been part of Uniform Advantage’s (UA) family for 5 and 6 years respectively and have given UA exclusivity for their 2 newest colors this spring. Koi will be featuring Plum and Grape colors and Med Couture will be launching Blush and Marine Blue colors. UA has them exclusively until August 2014 and these are currently displayed in Uniform Advantage’s Spring 2014 catalog.

Koi’s Inspiration

Koi is known for their trendy and fashionable designs and their two newest colors, Plum and Grape, reflect just that. The colors were chosen for their beautiful characteristics and glamorous appeal. Grape is a deep, rich, elegant color. Plum is a bright color with a hint of fuchsia that was inspired by Koi’s President, Kathy Peterson’s trip to India. Both colors are flattering for all complexions. Their Katelyn and Naomi tops and Lindsey pants will be available at UA in these exclusive colors. Also new to UA, is their Kathryn Wild Thing print top. It’s one of their favorites of the season. It incorporates two of the designer’s favorite things: animal prints and shades of purple.

Med Couture’s Inspiration

Med Couture’s fabrics are stretchy and very comfortable and provide a great fit for our medical professionals for their long work days.  The colors for Spring consist of a combination of vibrant shades of Pink and Turquoise. Blush is a medium bright tone of Pink and contrasts nicely with Marine Blue, a colorful shade of Turquoise. These are very trendy and wearable colors for the season and these shades were created as similar ones have done very well in the past for both Med Couture and UA. The coordinating prints are equally tasteful and appealing to all nurses, young and mature.

What new colors would you like to see come to UA? Are there some colors that you just can’t live without!?

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3 Timeless Styles for Your New Year’s SCRUBsolution

Let’s start with the Foundation
Nothing can beat the classic look and feel of a Butter-Soft Stretch scrub top. The best part about a classic scrub top is that it now has several cuts and styles that fit each and every body type. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable with unflattering angles. The Butter-Soft Stretch scrub tops collection has empire waists, v-necks, scallop necks, and even trendy ¾ sleeves. These Uniform Advantage scrub tops come in several classic colors while offering you the resilient, soft and durable fabric with stretch and flexibility you need for your day-to-day tasks.

Add a layer or two

After, you have your foundation down, use the weather outside as an excuse to layer up with a Med Couture scrubs warm-up jacket. This particular jacket has a round neck and button front closure with two patch pockets. I love their contrast stitching and logos; it adds an edgy touch to a traditional jacket. If you don’t like to wear things over your scrubs, you can always opt for a Peaches long sleeve tee as an under-the-scrub layer.

From top to bottom

An outfit isn’t complete without pants that are both dependable and fashionable. Koi Stretch Skinny Lindsey pants features what you love about the Koi brand in a brand new slim profile pant with stretch. You know that sounds amazing for those 12+ hour shifts! It has an adjustable drawstring waist, flower printed facing and side slits at the pant hem. It also gives you plenty of storage with a total of 8 pockets! This style comes in only 4 colors, but trust me you’ll want all of them.

Now, that we have a template for a New Year’s SCRUBsolution we can throw in some scrub prints, shoes, and accessories to add personality. Leave us a comment and let us know what you would put together to create your look!

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Top 5 Pinterest Picks for 2013!

 

 

As the year comes to an end, let’s say goodbye to what was a trendy 2013!

2013 was filled with many new scrub features from ultimate comfort, unbelievable stretch, bright new colors…and the list goes on! We continuously strive to bring you guys the best variety, quality, and fashionable medical scrubs throughout the year. The best way to see these styles are to connect with us on our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, our blog and one of our absolute favorites, Pinterest!

Just like you, I love to spend hours on end paging through hundreds of thousands of crafts, recipes, and women’s fashion. For those of you, who have more scrubs in your wardrobe than any other type of clothing, it may be hard to continuously look for fashion inspiration. No need to worry about that, Uniform Advantage has an active Pinterest page where we update and create new boards with scrub tops, printed tops, mix and match, accessories, shoes, you name it! To close off this exciting year, let’s take a look at our TOP 5 PINTEREST PICKS!

#1 Cherokee Hello Kitty CK775HKC

33 PINS!

Hello Kitty fans love this delightful scrub top! The Cherokee Tooniforms “Hello Kitty Red Bow” Print Scrub Top 6775CB HKCU features a V-neckline with Red contrast binding around the neck and two front side angled pockets.

Pinterest Pick 1

 

#2 Happy Scrubs Garland Grace U588GGB

30 PINS!

Happy Scrubs scrub top features a stylish keyhole neckline with Raglan sleeves and contrast Black piping. Above the keyhole there is a decorative button at the center front neckline. Triangular scoop pockets, side silts and back darts complete this top.

 

Pinterest Pick 2

#3 Koi Scrubs Wildside K115WSB

23 PINS!

The Koi 115PR-WSB Kathryn mock wrap top features an adjustable side drawstring tie and side slits for the perfect fit. Store all of your belongings in the two large front pockets. Contrasting Sunset trim along neckline, sleeves and empire waist completes this top.

Pinterest Pick 3

 

#4 UA Shimmering Snowflakes HU638SHS

17 PINS!

Our flattering, rounded v-neck scrub top features a left chest pocket with snap tab and two front double pockets with functional snap tab closure. There are two back darts, creating a slenderizing fit as well as side slits for ease of movement.

Pinterest Pick 4

 

#5 UA Let it Snow Eggplant HU668LSE

16 PINS!

You’ll love the fit of our print mock wrap scrub top. It can be worn without the worry of opening since it is sewn closed in the front. Stylish and flattering, this print scrub top can be cinched as much or as little as you like with the contrasting Eggplant back ties. It also features contrasting Eggplant accents along the wrap line, sleeves and pockets. Side slits have been added for ease of movement through the hips. Store all of your belongings in the two front pockets.

Pinterest Pick 5

Keep checking our Pinterest page to get the latest on our new product lines, prints, shoes and accessories! We wish you a prosperous and happy new year! Cheers to 2014!

What is your #Scrubmood?

What is your #Scrubmood?

Are you like me and wake up every morning, after you snooze the alarm 3 times…of course, to find out you only have minutes to get ready? Even as the seconds tick by, you can’t help it but just stare at your closet to find something to wear. Deciding what you wear every day is not as easy as it may seem. I’m sure most of you have experienced days where your ensemble is dictated by your mood, how you feel about yourself, or maybe even how you want the world to see you on that particular day.

With scrubs however, color can be the hardest decision. Did you know that at times your subconscious picks for you? Each color can portray a different emotion, reaction, or perception. Knowing the meaning behind these colors can perhaps minimize your morning routine and help alleviate the struggle to find just the right #scrubmood.Scrubmood

BLUE: Universally liked by men and women and

known to portray trust and credibility

Style: BSS674

RED: Shows assertiveness and gets you noticed

Style: CT668

GREEN: Signifies high self esteem and confident

Style: BSS505

GREY: Portrays neutrality and calmness

Style: BSS996

PINK: Inspires others and shows off your friendly side

Style: BSS689

YELLOW: Appears to be cheerful and approachable

Style: UAS194C

PURPLE: Indicates loyalty and sophistication

Style: UAS28C

Take a look at these scrubs available at UniformAdvantage.com

What #scrubmood are you in today? Leave a comment below to tell us your #scrubmood and how you feel in different colors!

A Trendy Summer in Koi!

This summer’s hottest trends of neon, floral, and bold graphics are all throughout Koi’s print scrub top line!  And what’s better than being just as fashionable at work as you are on your day off? Being fashionable at 15% off of course!  Our summer selection of summery Koi Scrubs prints are now up to 15% off so be sure to grab up your favorites because these sale items are while supplies last!  We’ve picked out two of our favorites below, but be sure to leave comments for us with which ones you like best!

Uniform Advantage Koi Scrubs Poolside Print Top

We love the background delicate chevron print of this Koi Scrubs Poolside Print Top

Uniform Advantage Koi Scrubs Romance Print Top

This minty/aqua Turquoise color of this Koi Scrubs Romance Print Top is so on-trend this season! Plus, the small rhinestone detail on the neckline adds a feminine, yet work appropriate touch!

UA Comes to Polyvore!

We’ve received such good feedback from our “Switch & Mix These 6″ collections that we sent out via email that we decided to expand into providing customers with more scrub outfit ideas via Polyvore.  Now we can share with all of our followers on Polyvore and Pinterest our latest “Switch & Mix” scrub outfit creations.  It’s our goal to show our customers how they can get the most bang for their buck by coordinating their favorite pair of scrub pants with several different tops to create many workday scrubs outfit combinations!

Keep in mind, these creations are only our ideas, we look forward to seeing what variations and unique “spins” our customers put on these templates that we create.  Check out these two sets we did recently for the 4th of July next week.  Are you planning on dress patriotically for the upcoming holiday?

UA Scrubs Patriotic Scrub Set Polyvore

UA Scrubs Patriotic Scrub Set Polyvore

UA Scrubs Patriotic Scrub Set #2 Polyvore

UA Scrubs Patriotic Scrub Set #2 Polyvore