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UA vs. The Runway: Spring 2012

Are you ready for Spring?  We sure are, so we scoured the top trends from Fashion Week 2012 in New York and are bringing them straight to you (in workplace-friendly scrubs form of course!)  Use this as a guide to put a runway-ready Spring in your step:

Field of Flowers

Who doesn’t associate flowers with spring!? They are a timeless feminine trend and are sure to put a smile on your (and your patients’) face when they’re on your medical uniforms.  

~ Prabal Gurung and Jason Wu ~

Prabal Gurung  Jason Wu

~ YA364FWW Flower Field White Pleat Collar Top ~

YA364FWW

~ PC72BEP Bodacious Beauty Picante Princess Seam Y-Neck Top ~

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~ UA537FMW Forget Me Not Floral White Round Neck Top ~

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Sporty Chic

Gym rat’s delight–designers are blurring the lines between athlete and model with sporty (and sexy!) hoodies and utility dresses.  Stretchy, move-with-you fabrics perfect for a nurse who’s constantly on the go!

~ Phillip Lim and Marc Jacobs~

Phillip Lim

Marc Jacobs

~ AT59C V-Neck Tri-color Top in Black/Dolphin Grey/Belle Pink~

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~ CT255 Best Buy Next Generation V-Neck Top in Navy w/Gecko Green ~

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Geo Girl: Color blocking in a geometric way is bright and bold this spring! Layer the more muted tones with louder ones to make your statement.  Just like florals… bad days at the hospital or doctor’s office will vanish with this many happy hues in your nursing uniforms!

~ Peter Som and Victoria Beckham ~

Peter SomVictoria Beckham

~ WT403BLT Blocks and Blocks Inset V-Neck Top in Tiffany ~

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~ YA348SAW Squared Away V-Neck Top in White ~

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Tangerine

What a perfect “pop” after a season of black, grey, and bleh.  Dubbed the “it” color for Spring 2012, it’s easy to tone up or down in your scrubs, depending on your daytime preference. 

~ Charlotte Ronson and Prada~

Charlotte Ronson

Prada

~ SY553C Empire Waist Top with Lace Trim in I’m Blushing ~

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~ UA845LLN Loop De Loop Round Neck Top in Melon ~

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Now that you’ve had a taste of some of Spring’s hottest trends, TELL US which one is your favorite??

5 Things We <3 About Valentine's Day!

Cupid’s arrow is only a few weeks away, and the folks at Uniform Advantage are starting to get in the spirit, so we thought we’d share a few of the things we love most about this sweet (tooth in our case!) holiday:

1. Candy hearts

Candy Hearts

 

 

2. Chocolate! (we’re starting to sense a pattern here….)

Chocolate

 

 

3. Handmade Valentine’s from kids (homemade is always the way to go on this holiday!)

Valentine

 

 

 

4. Heart Lollipops

Lollipop

 

 

 

5. UA XO Girl Mock Wrap Scrub Top (flirty, fun, and in our discount scrubs section—what’s not to love!)

Style #H68XOG

Style #H68XOG

From Red Carpet to RN

The Golden Globes officially kicked off award season 2012! And if you’re anything like me, the awards themselves come second on the importance meter to the dresses!  These early award shows set the tone for the rest of the award shows as to which celebs we should expect another stunning frock from, and who needs to use the next event as an opportunity for recovery (or find a new stylist!).  Since we all don’t get to wear these gorgeous gowns for free as part of our day job (or get Cartier Museum jewelry flown in for us from Geneva—hello Charlize Theron); we’re going to show you how Uniform Advantage can help translate these Joan Rivers-approved dresses into your daily routine!

  1. Rev up the Red!  It wasn’t just the carpet that went red this year, celebs like Reese Witherspoon and George Clooney’ s girlfriend Stacey Keibler rocked this classic color and made it to the top of the “best-dressed” lists

George and StaceyReese WTS66C Style # WTS66C in Scarlet

You too can rock this red-hot hue, and not only is this scrub top super-soft, but the mock neck style allows you to control how much or how little you want to cinch it.

2.    Raspberry Royalty: Stars like Julianna Margulies and Viola Davis worked effortlessly what’s projected to be one of Spring 2012’s hottest colors—wine!

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Style # UA424C in Wine

The feminine scrub top’s cascading ruffle collar, side slits, and tie back allow for the perfect fit in this flirty top, while staying polished and professional.

3.     Green Goddess:  Laura Dern and Evan Rachel Wood made daring statements in metallic green this year that paid off with nods on the “yes” list.

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66Style #66 in Olive 

You can steal their looks with this mock wrap scrub top with a back tie for a flattering fit on any figure!

4. The New Navy: Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara was the standout winner of best-dressed lists everywhere, and while this curve hugging navy dress isn’t work appropriate, try UA’s Best Buy Next Generation Round Neck top!

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Style #845 in Navy

This uniform top features front gathers, pinch pleats, and center back elastic to make the most of your work wear silhouette

 

Stay tuned in January for the SAG awards & Sundance Film Festival and in February for the Grammys & Academy Awards for the next batch of show-stopping styles!

Roll up Your Sleeves for National Blood Donor Month

National Blood Donor Month

January has been recognized as National Blood Donor month since 1970, due to the increased need for blood.  However, hectic holiday schedules, inclement weather conditions, and more people with cold and flu symptoms all contribute to significantly fewer donations this time of year.  This is compounded by the fact that there are historically more weather related injuries and traffic accidents in the winter months.  Just think—each whole blood donation can help save as many as three lives!

Check here for blood drives and donation centers near you, some even offer fun promotions like “Give a Pint, Get a Pound” where donors receive a pound of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee!

 Continue to show your support for National Blood Donor month even after you donate by wearing a festive scrub top like this one from UA (perfect for Valentine’s too!):

HU6EDH Edgy Heart Print Scrub Top

HU6EDH Edgy Heart Print Scrub Top

Merry Christmas from UA!

To all of our customers, employees, and friends celebrating Christmas today…we hope that you are having a safe and happy holiday with your friends and family!  We know most of you spend all year caring for others, so enjoy the well-deserved break with your loved ones this holiday.   Kick back by a warm fire and enjoy the gift-giving, delicious food, drinks, and most of all each other!

For you “day after Christmas” shoppers, treat yourself to a stylish and practical gift that you can use all year round—scrubs!  We have holiday prints on sale, solids that transition effortlessly from season to season, and are always adding new, fun prints so check back!  Like this fun snowflake top, which can be worn all winter long:

HU6SNB Snowflake Art Black Print Scrub Top
HU6SNB UA Snowflake Art Black Print Scrub Top

Uniform Advantage wishes everyone a joyful and healthy celebration!!

Five Things Returns… Just in Time for Rudolph!

We roamed the halls of UA’s corporate office to find out what UA is loving right now about this holiday season….

  1. Christmas tree scented candle (perfect complement to your artificial tree…who needs messy needles and spilled water cleanup anyway?)
  2. My daughter’s reaction to opening her presents Christmas morning (awww!)
  3. Egg Nog (mmm…Christmas in a cup!)
  4. Peppermint bark (the smell of peppermint is known to induce calm…holiday stress be gone!)
  5. UA Winter Snowfall Navy Print Scrub Top
UA Winter Snowfall Navy Print Scrub Top

UA Winter Snowfall Navy Print Scrub Top

Sparkle & Shine in This Season’s Holiday Prints

I stopped in my local mall this past weekend and hearing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” upon entering confirmed it: holiday season is here!   Below are a few of our festive favorites, but there are many more wintery styles online.   With recently reduced holiday prints starting at $8.99, it’s easy to stay jolly all season long!

H662SGI Santa's Gift Mock Wrap Scrub Top
H662SGI Santa’s Gift Mock Wrap Top

HU86SNR Snowflake Art Royal Button Front Scrub Jacket

HU86SNR Snowflake Art Royal Button Front Scrub Jacket

HU50SNR Snowflake Art Royal 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Scrub Top

HU50SNR Snowflake Art Royal 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Scrub Top

HU6SMB Smitten with Mittens Black Print Scrub TopHU6SMB Smitten with Mittens Black Print Scrub Top

HU6SNB Snowflake Art Black Print Scrub TopHU6SNB Snowflake Art Black Print Scrub Top

HU662TNC Twas The Night Before Christmas Print Scrub Top

HU662TNC Twas The Night Before Christmas Print Scrub Top

Are you ready to get Merry this year?