UA vs. The Runway: Fall 2012

Not quite ready to ditch that bathing suit and sunscreen?  We aren’t either…but whether we like it or not, fall is creeping a little closer.  We’re here to help ease the pain with a guide to the fashion trends that are just around the corner, and simple ways you can stay fashionable in your medical uniforms come autumn.

Orange

Summer’s hottest color, tangerine isn’t going anywhere this fall.  Orange hues are here to stay!  These runway looks pair the hue with browns, olives, and blacks to make it transition perfectly into the next season.  Opt for a muted orange or go bright, whichever fits your personality, and you’re sure to look both festive and runway ready in your scrubs!

~ BCBG Max Azria and Anna Sui~

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~ UA632C Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA 3-Pocket Wrap Top in Pumpkin ~

UA632C Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA 3-Pocket Wrap Top in Pumpkin

~ YA364C You, Aye Scrubs Pleat Collar Four Pocket Top in Orange Burst ~

YA364C You, Aye Scrubs Pleat Collar Four Pocket Top in Orange Burst

~ K115CRU Koi Scrubs Crush Print Top ~

K115CRU Koi Scrubs Crush Print Top

Tartan Plaid

Plaid is a classic fall staple, reminiscent of both a crisp day outdoors and a warm night by the fire.  Put your own feminine twist on this tomboy look with these scrub tops tailored perfectly for a feminine silhouette. The Cherokee top actually combines two of fall’s hottest trends (plaid AND animal print!)  

~ Michael Kors and Ralph Lauren~

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~ B3142BPD & B3142CPL Barco NRG Plaid Mandarin Collar Top in Black Plaid and Cayenne Plaid~

 B3142BPD Barco NRG Black Plaid Mandarin Collar

B3142CPL Barco NRG Scrubs Cayenne Plaid Mandarin Collar

~ CK2875WP Flexibles Scrubs Wild About Plaid Top ~

CK2875WP Cherokee Flexibles Scrubs Wild About Plaid

Missoni Inspired:  Missoni inspired and Chevron prints are everywhere now (including his much hyped line for Target!) Its premise is the timeless zig zag pattern taken to a whole new level when combined with bold color accents and flamed stitching.  Don’t let the fact that you have to wear medical scrubs on a daily basis keep you from rocking this runway look!  

~ Missoni ~

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~ HE296WDC Healing Hands Scrubs Winding Road Terracotta/Chocolate Madeline Top ~

HE296WDC Healing Hands Scrubs Winding Road Terracotta/Chocolate Madeline Top

~ C5004ONI Crocs Scrubs Missoni Emily Top ~

C5004ONI Crocs Scrubs Missoni Emily Top

Paisley Power

Classic paisley print swirls across seasons, making it a great year-round fashion pick.  Make a runway ready statement in your medical uniforms with this stylish heritage print!

~ Stella McCartney and Arthur Mendonca~

Stella McCartney Paisley 2Arthur Mendonca

~ CK2983LC Cherokee Flexibles Scrubs Lacy Day Print Top ~

CK2983LC Cherokee Flexible Scrubs Lacy Day Print Top

~ P8431VLP Peaches Scrubs Valid Point Med Couture Print Top ~

P8431VLP  Peaches Scrubs Valid Point Med Couture Print Top

Fierce Felines

There’s one trend that seems to pop up season after season, whether it’s on clothing, footwear, or accessories…and that trend is animal prints!  This fall is no exception, with furry, texturized pieces inspired by leopards and cheetahs coming prowling down the catwalk! Check out these work friendly scrub versions to make your day at the hospital or doctor’s office a little fiercer.

~ Diesel Black Gold and Just Cavalli~

Diesel Black Gold Just Cavalli Fall 2012

~ K186KTW Koi Scrubs Tokidoki Kitty Walk Print Top ~

K186KTW Koi Scrubs Tokidoki Kitty Walk Print Top

~ K147LEP Koi Scrubs Leopard Print Top ~

K147LEP  Koi Scrubs Leopard Print Top

~ K183LVC Koi Scrubs Lovely Cheetah Print Top ~

K183LVC Koi Scrubs Lovely Cheetah

Now that you’ve seen a glimpse of what’s around the corner for fall, TELL US which looks you’re most excited to wear next season!

Snag Sophie’s Summer Style

Sophie's Picks Uniform Advantage

Just looking at this top puts me in a good mood!  Its lightweight material and whimsical print are both perfect for Summer.   This cheery pink scrub top also offers an elastic back, which is a great alternative to a tie, if a tie back isn’t for you.  It also has side seams and binding for a tailored fit, and both create an elongated, slimming shape (and who doesn’t want that!?)

E2107MDM Ecko Red Scrubs Midnight Dream Print Top

E2107MDM Ecko Red Scrubs Midnight Dream Print Top

To me, this top is the epitome of tranquility!  And, let’s be honest.. what more do we wish for while we’re at work than to be somewhere else on a tropical ocean getaway!?  If we can’t do that..this “Blue Escape” scrub top is the next best thing.  It’s also very figure-friendly with a cute keyhole neck tie and a back tie to be a customizable perfect fit for everyone.

P4172BLE Peaches Scrubs Blue Escape Print Top

P4172BLE Peaches Scrubs Blue Escape Print Top

If you’d like to shop these styles and my other picks from the Summer collection, visit the Sophie’s Picks section on the Uniform Advantage scrubs site.  Also, keep an eye out in the coming weeks for my new Fall picks!

-Sophie

Sweet Summertime…Means New Sophie’s Picks!

The first “official” day of Summer is still a couple weeks away, but that won’t stop me from sharing 2 of my new “Sophie’s Picks”!  There’s a common theme as you can see, PINK, which happens to be one of my favorite warm-weather colors for its “happy” vibe.   This first one is ultra-girly with a keyhole neckline and gathering at the neck and shoulders and the fun print reminds me of cherry pie at a family picnic, a summer staple!  It coordinates with 3 shades of pink in addition to the standard black, which makes it a great piece for your uniforms rotation to “mix and match”.   My second pick is more than just a cute top, it’s a way to show your support for a good cause and encourage those around you to do the same.  I think it would look best paired with a pink scrub jacket (you may be saying jacket in summer!?) but sometimes you need a way to combat an over-cranked AC!

L4037CHJ

L4037CHJ Landau Scrubs Cherries Jubilee Round Neck Top

WC889RBP

WC889RBP White Cross Ribbon Print Short Sleeve T-Shirt

Be sure to check out the Sophie’s Picks department to see all of my new fashion forward scrubs picks, and let me know what you think Scrub-in-istas!

-Sophie

A UA Makeover Success Story!

Uniform Advantage Uniform Makeover

Uniform Advantage recently partnered with Dr. Pyle’s Dental Practice in Weston, FL to do a complete uniform makeover.

A uniform look is important to Dr. Pyle because he’s found it makes busy mornings easier for his staff, improves patient perception, and optimizes team morale.  Since they are also located in South Florida, Uniform Advantage was able to go on-site to alleviate the stress that their office manager, Beth, had experienced in the past from the group ordering process.  Beth found that in the past, ordering for the entire office had proved to be a time consuming and exhausting task that was full of returns and exchanges.

When it came time for the staff to get new scrubs, it was Uniform Advantage to the rescue!   Our Outbound Sales team was able to go to the office on their lunch break, in an effort to minimize interruptions to their workday and patient visits.  The UA team came equipped with a variety of samples from several brands that Uniform Advantage carries, and we were thrilled when they picked our very own exclusive, Butter-Soft Scrubs by UA™ brand as their favorite!  Our experienced team helped determine which styles worked best for each staff member based on their body type and personal preferences.  It turned out that some of the styles the staff thought they wouldn’t look good in were their “winning looks”!   Even with a uniform color and matching logos, each staff member was able to look unique and fashionable with their own style in scrub top and pant.  It was a successful (and fun!) day getting to know Dr. Pyle and his staff and helping them look their best, so they can keep the focus on their busy dental practice.

Does your office sound like Dr. Pyle’s?  Enlist the help of our Outbound Sales team by emailing groupsales@uniformadvantage.com .  Our skilled team can travel locally or work remotely with your staff to bring ease to the ordering process and provide your staff members with a uniform (yet customized) look.

To view the complete footage from our day at Dr. Pyle’s, be sure to visit our very own Uniform Advantage You Tube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lo2P7oO6e0.  Let us know what you think of the transformations, we think they look pretty spiffy!

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Sophie’s Latest Picks (& Petals)!

Sophie's Picks

Everyone survive the dreaded Monday yesterday?  Well I’m here here to brighten up your Tuesday, with my third and fourth “picks” from the UA Scrubs fashion team!

WT68POW Poetic Play White Mock Wrap Scrub Top

WT68POW Poetic Play White Mock Wrap Scrub Top

Pink and Green

Kelly green and fuchsia are one of my favorite color combinations, so this this mock wrap scrub top pick was a no-brainer for me.  This scrub top takes it a step further with the lighter and darker contrasting shades of pink.   The artistic “sketch” print of this scrub top also gives it a tropical vibe, which everytime I look at it, reminds me of being on a beach in Hawaii (a girl can dream right?).   The customizable back tie allows for a defined waist and feminine shape, even in scrubs!

UA537STS Spring Time Splash Willow Round Neck Scrub Top

UA537STS Spring Time Splash Willow Round Neck Scrub Top

Daisies

This pick was a win-win for combining two of my favorite Spring trends, floral (in case you couldn’t tell from the first 3 picks) and mint green.  Mint green, or seafoam is everywhere in magazines and stores as this season’s “it” pastel.  Personally, I think it is a great pick-me-up color!  The daisies paired with it remind me of a Spring day on a kindergarden playground, convinced that “He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not” with a flower’s petals would accurately predict my future husband J.  Unfortuantely, we all can’t spend every day of Spring in a grassy field of flowers but this top may just be the next best thing.  I’m also a huge fan of empire waist scrub tops, paired with the back cinching creates a flattering shape for many different body types.

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!

Ok Scrub-in-istas, what are your favorite parts of these scrub tops?

-Sophie

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