By Zaf Udin 05/09/2011 Google+
Depending on the place and occasion, your wardrobe can either be painful in the eyes or absolutely pleasing. A pair of pink Cherokee uniforms, for instance, would look just right in the hospital, especially if an entire team wears them as the required scrub uniforms. Nonetheless, they'd look a little too awkward when worn in the ER, in the same way a pair of pink business attire would look off in a job interview, regardless of how nicely they were made.
If you are assigned in a ward that allows or requires you to look in one color from top to bottom, what can you do to mellow down an all too powerful appearance? Consider these 3 basic things:
Focus on your accessories. If you're required to wear a pair of orange or pink Cherokee Scrubs, or any scrub uniforms in bright colors, don't wear a band for your ponytail or wristwatch with the same color. Avoid any similar hues, and pick opposite colors instead. Neutral colors for the shoes will help tone down bright colored clothes as well.
Try wearing a scrub top with embellishment in contrast color. Think of contrast trims or contrast piping. You may also go for two-tone scrub uniforms such as the CH-26877, one nice item in the Baby Phat scrubs collection. For a look that's out of the box, find scrub uniforms having a different color of insets, better yet printed insets. A simple logo like that in the Baby Phat scrubs would also do well in toning down bright colors.
Wear a lab coat or scrub jacket with neutral color, not the undertone. Doing so would contain the overpowering appearance of bright colors in the middle. White, gray, black, beige, ivory, taupe, and khaki are some of your best options. And of course, you can wear lab coats or scrub jackets of the opposite colors. Why not start finding the items to tone down colored scrub uniforms now?