When I first moved to case management from the post anesthesia care unit (aka “recovery”), I was so excited about being able to wear all my clothes! When you do bedside nursing, you’re limited to scrubs, but when you hold a non-clinical position, you have a choice. You can either wear the scrub color assigned to your department (in our case, wine colored), or you can wear casual business attire with the exception of payday Fridays when you’re allowed to rock jeans and the hospital shirt.
Since I’m a fan of fashion and actually expressing myself through my style, I was excited at the chance of being able to wear “street clothes.” But, of course, it came with a few rules. No open-toed shoes. (We’ve gotten away with peep toes, but never slides or open sandals.) No sleeveless tops. (We’ve gotten away with it by wearing our lab coat over inside the hospital. I mean, its scorching hot in South Tx. It would be cruel not to let us wear sleeveless!)
I usually wear slacks or black skinny jeans that can pass off as slacks so when I saw this pair, I was excited! It’s still business casual friendly but very comfortable. It literally feels like you’re going to work in your pajamas without looking like you’re wearing sleep wear. And the vertical stripes? Even better to elongate my legs since I’m only 5′ 3 1/2″ (Yes, there’s a 1/2 in there! Every inch or half of one counts!)
Here’s the outfit information:
Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Calvin Klein
Sunglasses: Oscar de la Renta