5 Festive Additions NP's Can Make to the Workplace Wardrobe

The Holiday Season is here!  Just when you want to wind down and curl up by the fire with a large cup of cocoa (add marshmallows please), things at your clinic or hospital are picking up.  Influenza, gastroenteritis and RSV are flying into your community along with Santa's sleigh leaving little time to take in the Spirit of the Season for nurse practitioners this month.  What tweaks can you make to your work wardrobe to bring a little extra Holiday cheer to your clinic or hospital?

Here are a few tips and tricks you can use to spice up your work wear for the Holidays.

1. Supplement with Sparkle

Nothing says festive quite like a little glitter and sequins.  Whether you don chandelier earrings, a stack of bangles or sport a gold, shiny belt, adding sparkle will surely make your Holiday Spirit stand out.  For starters, try this Glitter Round-Buckle Skinny Belt from J. Crew ($34.50).

2. Put on a Pinch of Color

Not one to be so bold with your Holiday wardrobe at work?  Add just a pinch of color to your outfit.  Some red shoes or green earrings will go a long way in helping you and your patients to celebrate the Holiday season.  Practical and spirited, these Dansko 'Professional' Patent Leather Clogs in Cherry ($124.95) should do just the trick.

3. More Jingle Bells

 

Sights, smells and sounds evoke visions of the Holiday season.  Why not add some merry music to your outfit.  The soft sound of jingle bells emitting from the Kate Spade 'Jingle Bells' Gold Cluster Ring and headband will surely bring a sense of the season to your workplace.

4. Switch-Up Your Scrubs

No nurse practitioner Holiday wardrobe list would be complete without mentioning the festive, patterned scrub tops that grace our wardrobes this month.  But, what if this year you stick with the solids and do a little mix-and-match?  Pair a green top with red bottoms (or the other way around) for a new twist on the Holiday scrub attire. Or, maybe two different shades of green or red for a color block effect.  Try this color combination of Hunter and Crimson Wine from Blue Sky Co.

5. Sport Some Socks

Not the adventurous type?  No need to worry, you can still add some Holiday cheer to your workplace attire without taking a leap of faith.  Simply find a few festive pairs of socks to complement your winter wardrobe.  These Fair Isle Trouser Socks provide a hint of flare without being too tacky.