10 Perks Of Wearing Scrubs To Work

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.


Picture this: You wake up late one morning and rush to iron a collared shirt while trying to find a pair of shoes that matches your trousers.

You slip into the office just in the nick of time (whew!), but look down to find that the pants you thought were black when you pulled them on are actually navy, and look more than a little odd next to your black shoes. Groan!

Ok, we’ll pull you out of this nightmare scenario! While it happens more than many would care to admit in traditional office settings, it’s something most nurses never have to worry about, all thanks to scrubs.

They’re comfy and cute, yes, but what else makes scrubs awesome? We took to our Facebook fans to see what they think the No.1 perk of wearing scrubs to work is. We bet you won’t be surprised by their answers, but you may have even more benefits to add to the list!

10 perks of wearing scrubs to work

1. You never have to waste time planning and choosing work outfits! And you have more money to spend on trendy, everyday clothes!
Katherine D.

2. Pockets!
Amanda C.

3. Comfort, wide variety of colors, lots of pockets and hides my tummy after meals.
Alicia Solomon

4. They always match…and even if they don’t…they still do! Awesome!
Paula B.

5. Don’t have to iron. If I am too tired to take them out of the dryer (or forget about them), I can pull them out and wear them with no problem.
Lizzie R.

6. We’re allowed to wear “regular clothes” where I work, but I REFUSE! Why wear tight and uncomfortable jeans when I can wear loose and comfy scrubs?!
Bethany M. 

7. No buttons. And you don’t have to buy new ones when your weight fluctuates…yay, drawstrings!
— Rochelle J.

8. So comfy and makes for easy shopping at the store. Just a grab and go sort of thing when you’re scheduled to work, which I love. AND I don’t have to try to walk in heels and look like an idiot! #lovetennisshoes
Sondra P.

9. The number one perk of wearing scrubs to work is NOT having to worry about what to wear to work!
Laura G.

10. Having people let me go ahead of them in line when I’m getting coffee before work.
— Mary K.

What other perks would you add to the list? Share in the comments section below.

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

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Nicole Fareaux
3 years ago

Best thing about wearing scrubs is that you can mix and match and still have an outfit!!! No Worries at all!!!
Nicole F.

kathleen caulfield
3 years ago

Too bad you look like you are in pajamas and so unprofessional. I hate them.

3 years ago

When I worked in scrubs, in dialysis, one great thing was not getting my good clothes ruined by a stick that broke loose after treatment (and being heparinized). I have been soaked in blood more than once. Also not having my good clothes smell of certain smells, like when someone had to use the bedpan and had C-diff! No matter how much you wash some times certain smells seem to stay (might be my mind playing tricks on me but that smell is quite memorable). I always kept a clean pair of scrubs with me (once the company stopped supplying… Read more »