Alegria™ Shoes vs. the Runway!

What’s just as fun as shopping for new Spring clothes?  Shopping for cute Spring shoes!  For those of you in the medical field, neon pumps and floral wedges (as cute as they may be) won’t cut it for the workplace.  So…UA to the rescue!  We bring you UA vs. the Runway: Alegria shoes edition.  We chose Alegria™ shoes because they are the perfect combination of snazzy on-the-job style and all-day comfort. For a refresher on all of the comfort and support benefits that Alegria shoes have, make sure to check out our “Shoesday” post from last Spring.

Sss…nake Print: Dubbed Spring’s “it” texture for everything from skirts to clutches and pumps, snake print works with virtually any color for this Spring and Summer.  If you have “loud” neons or color blocking in the rest of your ensemble, stick with a neutral color snake print accessory, or use it as a “pop” of color and texture if the rest of your outfit is needing some pizzazz.  Alegria™ has several snake print choices in their nursing clogs and slip-ons, so whichever style is your preference, they have you covered!

Miu Miu Python Effects Pumps

Miu Miu Python Effects Pumps

Guess Safiya

Guess Safiya

DEB731 Alegria Women's Debra Black Multi Snake Leather Slip-On Shoe

DEB731 Alegria Women’s Debra Black Multi Snake Leather Slip-On Shoe

ALG723 Alegria Women's Sophistisnake Classic Clog

ALG723 Alegria Women’s Sophistisnake Classic Clog

ALG715 Alegria Women's Brilliant Snake Classic Leather Clog

ALG715 Alegria Women’s Brilliant Snake Classic Leather Clog

Floral Footwear: If you’ve done any Spring shopping so far this season, you know one trend that is everywhere…flowers!  Not every nurse “Scrub-in-ista” however can rock this trend with their scrub tops due to uniform color restrictions or just personal preference toward solid tops.  Rocking the floral trend in your nursing shoes is an easy and subtle way to look RN runway ready.  Look at these uber stylish floral choices that Alegria™ brings us that will be sure to keep your feet happy when you’re on them all day long! 

Report Ray

Report Ray

Nicholas Kirkwood

Nicholas Kirkwood

DON550 Alegria Women's Fantasia Nursing Clog

DON550 Alegria Women’s Fantasia Nursing Clog

SEV343 Alegria Women's Blue Lovely Patent Leather Seville Clog

SEV343 Alegria Women’s Blue Lovely Patent Leather Seville Clog

Color Blocked Clogs:  Want to get in on the color blocking trend that is everywhere right now, while still staying work appropriate?  Check out Alegria’s Blue Stone clog, which add a splash of color blocking to your everyday scrubs ensemble.  This colorful clog is the perfect solution for bringing some mood-lifting Spring color into the stark white of your hospital floor or doctor’s office.

Lady Luxe Yasmine12 Blue Color Block Heels

Lady Luxe Yasmine12 Blue Color Block Heels

SEV583 Alegria Women's Blue Stone Leather Seville Clog

SEV583 Alegria Women’s Blue Stone Leather Seville Clog


Do these Spring styles put you in the shoe mood?  We sure hope so because the Win-it-Wednesday fairy told us she wants to start including nursing shoes in on the fun sometime soon!

Sophie’s Second Spring Pick!

Sophie's Picks

Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far!  Sophie here, bringing you my second “pick” from the UA Scrubs fashion team!

Onto the fun stuff, my pick for this week: the Spring Impressions Pineapple Mandarin Collar Top from the UA brand!  I must admit, I’m on a bit of a yellow kick this Spring.  It’s the perfect way to bring a little bit of that Spring sunshine we craved all winter long into our office (or hospital) on days we have to work.  The white floral buttons up the front are another reason I picked this top.  They are “built-in” accessories, since rushing around a doctor’s office or hospital floor aren’t usually the best places for statement necklaces, dangly earrings, or large cocktail rings!   Finally, the fit can’t be beat, with half elastic in the back this scrub top is figure-flattering with a feminine “tailored” look.

UA278SIP

UA278SIP Spring Impressions Pineapple Mandarin Collar Scrub Top

Remember, you can find all of my past picks on the Uniform Advantage Pinterest page, so look there to see them all in one place!

What do you think of this nursing scrubs top, Scrub-in-istas?

-Sophie

Meet…Sophie!

Sophie's Picks

We want our  introduce you to Sophie, the newest addition to the UA Scrubs “behind the scenes” fashion team!  Sophie brings an expert eye to identify timeless style staples as well as the next hot trends just around the corner.  Don’t think this applies to scrubs?  We disagree.  Everyone should be able to look and feel their best whether they wear a uniform or not!

She’ll be pinning all of her latest “picks” to her board under the Uniform Advantage Pinterest page, so check back there to see them all in one place!

Now, onto her first pick which is lighthearted and perfect for Spring!  This top has a ladylike round neckline, a soft empire waist, back elastic, and side slits for flattering fit.  The Tiffany trim accents provide the perfect pop of color and and the flower-shaped buttons are youfthful and feminie.

UA537FHT

UA537FHT Fair Haven Tiffany

What is your favorite part about this top?

UA vs. The Runway: Spring II 2012

Highlighter Colors

This spring as Mother Nature is cranking up the heat on most of the country, the catwalk is cranking up the COLOR.  Neon hues are everywhere, and while not everyone feels comfortable at work wearing the brightest of bright scrubs, you can still rock muted versions of these “highlighter colors”.   

~ Narciso Rodriguez & Jason Wu ~

Narciso Rodriguez

  Jason Wu

~ UAS194C Scallop Neck Top in Belle Pink ~

UAS194C in Belle Pink

WTS66C Mock Wrap Top in Picante ~

WTS66C in Picante

~ C5002 Crocs Susie Top in Kiwi ~

C5002 in Kiwi

Art Deco

Marked by strong lines and elegant graphic details, these linear prints create a clean shape that will make you forget you’re wearing nursing uniforms!

~ Lacoste and Milly~

LacosteMilly

~ U194HBL Scallop Neck Hullabaloo Top in Black~

U194HBL

~ C3002TPR Crocs Vicki Top in Tasha Pewter w/Geranium Trim ~

C3002TPR

~ UA21BLG Blocks and Blocks Pineapple Mandarin Collar Scrub Top ~

UA21BLG

~ U6HGR 2 Pocket Hullabaloo Top in Grey~

U6HGR

Graphic Florals

Classic florals get an updated punch with this seasons bold colors added to them.  Create a work of art with your scrubs while on the job!

~ Oscar de la Renta and Matthew Williamson~

Oscar de la RentaMatthew Williamson

~ WT403DNG Dancing Daisy White Inset V-Neck Top ~

WT403DNG

~ PC62RWI Happy Scrubs Romantic Wonder 2 Pocket Top in Ink ~

PC62RWI

~ K129BOU Koi Bridgette Top in Bountiful ~

K129BOU

Get Bright and Bold With the New “You, Aye!” Line

You Aye!

Get happy and stay on trend with UA’s new line: You, Aye!™  The bold bursts of colors and energetic contemporary prints in the You, Aye!™ line make it easy to stay youthful and fun even at work!

YA348SAG

YA348SAG

YA364FWW

YA364FWW

YA348C

YA348C

YA348SAW

YA348SAW

YA305C

YA305C

YA364C

YA364C

YA364FLG

YA364FLG

You, Aye!™ scrub line features trendy colors including a pool blue color called “Just Add Water”, a kelp green color called “Grecian Goddess”, and a rich indigo color called “Grapevine”.  The pieces in this collection are fashion-forward with floral and geometric prints, pleat collar trims, and a sleek sateen finish.  You, Aye!™ scrubs are also made with UA’s signature Butter-Soft fabric, making this line just as comfortable as it is stylish.  Check out the mood board our Product Development team used as inspiration to design this hip new line:

You Aye Mood Board

Introducing… Strictly Scrubs™!

We’re excited to bring you Strictly Scrubs™, a new line from Uniform Advantage that is the perfect combination of vintage and feminine style elements.  The Strictly Scrubs™ collection is also filled with soothing, tranquil colors and luxurious details.  These elegant details like lace, delicate embroidery, ruching, and a sateen finish give make this line romantic and effortlessly chic.

SY234OBL

SY234OBL

SY38C

SY38C

SY234C

SY234C

SY553WPP

SY553WPP

SY234OWH

SY234OWH

The soft colors include a light melon color called “I’m Blushing”, a pastel blue color called “Blue Me Away”, and a milky chocolate color called “Choco-latte”.  These colors and delicate top details are paired with timeless fashion essentials like polka dots and stripes so that they will stay stylish from season to season.  Strictly Scrubs™ are made with UA’s famous Butter-Soft fabric which completes the lighthearted, breezy romantic feel of this scrubs line.  Below is the “mood board” for the Strictly Scrubs™ line so you can see the everyday ways our designers found inspiration!

Strictly Scrubs Mood Board

PC72BEP

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 ~

PC72BEP

~ UA537FMW Forget Me Not Floral White Round Neck Top ~

UA537FMW

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~

AT59C

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

CT255

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 ~

WT403BLT

~ YA348SAW Squared Away V-Neck Top in White ~

YA348SAW

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 ~

SY553C

~ UA845LLN Loop De Loop Round Neck Top in Melon ~

UA845LLN

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