Looking good brings peace of mind that’s much needed in the hectic lifestyle of a nurse. The confidence that comes with it is exactly what you need to become the super nurse that has made it out of the pressure cooker that is medical school.
Trouble is, most of the style tips online require too much time to include in your daily routine or simply don’t work. Here are five easy fashion tips that have been proven to work and will turn you into the stylish nurse every hospital needs.
Healthy Is the New Black
To look good, you have to feel good, and there’s no better way to do this than to start with your food. Clean up your diet from greasy, fattening foods and add veggies and fruits. Eating more vegetables is so awesome for your body, you will even look sun-tanned. Ask Huffington Post if you still don’t believe it.
Stepping up on your fruits and veggies may not sound like the most exciting thing ever, but after a quick look at MindBodyGreen’s recipes, you know you’re in for a good time.
To compliment your healthy diet, start Neila Ray’s 2-minute workout and you will be fitter than you’ve ever been in no time.
Get the Right Scrubs
You’d be surprised by how big an effect your uniform has on people. It only makes sense to take this into account and spend a few extra minutes choosing the right one. Go for a nice fitted wrap scrub top and your efforts from exercises will be rewarded.
Also, if you truly want to be fashionable, you will have to get scrubs in more than just the traditional blue color. Choose colors wisely as they send different messages and always double check in the mirror when you combine them.
Beauty is in the details and a nice touch to your scrubs would be to get them personalized with a delicate embroidery of your name.
Make Your Hair Work for You
If you think your hair is fine now, all it takes is a quick browse through Pinterest to find out how much better it can get with just five minutes a day. Of course, such fabulous hairstyles don’t come easy, but with practice you will achieve excellent results in no time and the efforts will pay off tremendously.
Even if hairstyles on Pinterest seem a bit over the top for you, you can pull off a more traditional nurse hairstyle and still look fashionable. Scrubsmag has put together the top ten nursing hairstyles and some of them come with video instructions.
Don’t Settle for Clogs
Clogs say very little about your personality and it’s hard to make a fashion statement with them. Even getting clogs with printed design, you are still wearing bulky shoes that are not the most comfortable thing your feet can be in.
Nurses over at AllNurse argue about clogs, walking shoes, or sneakers and have given valuable, first-hand advice about what’s best to wear at work.
You Don’t Have to Break the Bank
Little things like choosing the right color lipstick and accessorizing will have big impact on your looks. At first glance, these efforts towards looking may seem to cost more than your regular routine, but that’s not the case at all.
Just like yoga, Neila Ray’s workouts are designed to be perfectly doable at home without fitness equipment, too.
The goal is to make your efforts to look good part of your daily routine. This is the only way to find out what works for you and what needs changing.
Looking good will boost your self-confidence and help you focus more on your work instead of worrying about looking unattractive. We all need you to become a rockstar nurse ready to save the world any day of the week!
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