Sneak in Some Holiday Cheer With Color

This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.

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Are you gazing with longing at all those marvelous holiday-themed scrubs, knowing you can never wear them to work? If a hospital dress code is Grinching up your wardrobe, you can still show some style and keep the winter blues at bay with fun accessories. Here are some safe ways to add seasonal color to your outfit.

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Put Your Stockings On.

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Do you remember when you were little and you used to secretly roll your eyes when Great Aunt Bertha gave you socks for Christmas? Now that you’re all grown up, you actually get excited about a brand new pair of socks—especially when they are this fun! You’ll be tempted to cuff up your scrubs pants and show a little ankle when you don this gay apparel.

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Stylin’ Steth.

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Rudolph with your steth so bright, won’t you hear my heart tonight? It won’t coordinate with ceil blue scrubs, but this classic red stethoscope isn’t designed for nurses who want to blend in. Stick the soft little buds in your ears and croon “Santa Baby” quietly to yourself as you go about your work. “Just stick a needle in the IV, for me…”

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Jingle Bell Rock.

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We love the spirit of homemade gifts, and we’ve found just the right “pick” for your wish list at artfire.com. Grab your air guitar and rock the hospital hallways to some Bobby Helms while you shake your head to show off these fantastic earrings from SimplyRaevyn. Who would have thought that mixing a brilliant green guitar pick with a caduceus would create a little holiday magic?

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If You Really Hold Me Tight

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Do your arms get cold at work, but not cold enough to need a warm-up jacket? You need some arm warmers. The problem is that most arm warmers have the little bit that goes over your palms with a hole for your thumb to stick out. Those could interfere with wearing medical gloves. So, we scoured the internet for arm warmers that stop at the wrist. Lo and behold, we bring you great tidings of awesome accessories! These “no rain” arm warmers in bright red are perfect for the holidays. They’re designed to resist liquid splashes as well as cold weather. What could be better for a nurse with cold arms?

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The Star Atop Your Tree.

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A colorful scrubs cap can add a little glamour to any scrubs outfit – and tame the static electricity in your hair at the same time. The contoured seaming and back elastic keep this cap snug against your cranium so it doesn’t look like a chef’s hat. The terry cloth lining will help keep your noggin warm until you can get home, prop your clogs up and sip some eggnog in front of the fire.

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Christmas Countdown.

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Forget waiting up all night to see when Santa comes. These days, you’re watching the minute hand to see when your shift is over. As a nurse, you also have other uses for a sturdy little watch – like checking a patient’s pulse. This silicone watch in a cheery green would make a great stocking stuffer. It’s got a little brooch pin so it can be worn on a scrubs lapel instead of on the wrist where it might get in the way. With its round shape, it looks a bit like a dangling Christmas tree bauble.

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Deck Your Neck with Red and Green.

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Like so many lanyard makers, this artisan started by making neck gear for a relative. It was so much fun she just kept on going. Like a busy little elf in Santa’s workshop, she has crafted enough holiday-themed lanyards for every nurse who has been nice this year! These delightful beaded accessories are the gingerbread trim that will make your scrubs outfit pop.

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The Christmas Shoes.

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We think the gift of comfy shoes should be bestowed on nurses, since you’re on your feet all day. You really deserve a pair of bright green injected, closed back clogs. Go ahead, treat yourself to a workday without aching feet. Now that’s a truly happy holiday indeed!

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How do you add a pop of holiday color to your scrub wardrobe? Share your tips in the comments section below.

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This article was republished with permission from SCRUBS Magazine.
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