Help a guy coordinate his scrubs

  1. I don't have any sense of what color goes with what. I just bought bunch of scrubs online all solid colors. I hate the idea of wearing same color top to bottom so I just picked darker colors I liked randomly and what was on sale.

    I got Hunter, Steel Grey, Pewter, Chocolate, Eggplant, and Black pants with Olive, Pewter, Blue, Green, and Black tops for now... Would I look siliy wearing Eggplant pants with Olive top or black top with something else on bottom? I don't think twice about these color combinations if I'm wearing my street clothes, but when I think of times i spent in hospitals during clinicals, I never saw different color coordinations. Either they wear same color top and bottom or girls wearing printed top with some solid color pants.

    Am I OK wearing them mixed or should I suck it up and buy a matching top and bottom?

    If they had plaid pattern pants, I will be all over it.
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  3. by   AP0525
    My opinion is to wear matching top and bottom. It's one thing to wear a patterned top with solid pants of a matching color. But, a solid scrub top in one color and pants another color...nobody really does this. But, wear whatever you like. As long as it's neat and clean, your manager won't care.
  4. by   Psychcns
    I worked with a guy who always wore dark pants and light top--scrubs.. This is what I remember--
    I didn't give the mix and match a second thought
  5. by   proud nurse
    Most of the men I've worked with have worn the same color top and bottom. If the facility allows it, they'd sometimes wear a company t-shirt or polo shirt. Also, the solid black top will look good with any of the bottoms.
  6. by   SaoirseRN
    I like the mixed colour look. Some good ones I would suggest:

    Navy/burgundy (or red)

    Black pants with any colour top.
    Tan pants with any colour top.

    Colours like black, grey or brown/tan tend to go well with most other colours.

    Avoid red/green (except at Christmas)

    Edited to add: many of the men I work with like to mix and match their colors, so I don't think it's unusual. Some of the gals who wear solids do this too.
  7. by   libby11
    I tend to agree with the idea that the same color top & scrubs would be best...

    It does seem like women get to have all the fun with the printed scrub tops and whatnot.

    I do think SaoirseRN has pretty much got you covered with good combos.

    I would say try on the eggplant & chocolate together too.
  8. by   RN1Each
    Mix and match, as I do. It's all good.
  9. by   rubato
    I love the mix and match look. To break it down for you:

    Black, brown, grey and navy are all neutrals and, technically will go with any other color. I am impressed with your purchase of eggplant. It's one of my favorite colors, but daring for a guy. I think the olive with the eggplant might be a poor match, but who knows? I think it would go best with black or one of the greys.

    I'm not out of school yet so I only get to wear scrubs to clinicals and on lab days, but I mix black pants with an eggplant top as well as a black top with bright coral pants. I don't like the prints, but love the different color tops and bottoms.
  10. by   ProudNeWRN
    Well, don't be impressed with my choice of eggplant color. I wasn't... It looked a lot more darker on the website than it actually is. I imagined it to be like an eggplant, but when I got it, it was more like reddish purple Another reason why I got it was because it was on sale for $10. But I wore it the other day and got a compliment of how she liked purple and I was the only one in the facility with purple pants...
  11. by   ChaseZ
    I just buy three colors, black, navy blue and grey. I usually wear black/grey or blue pants and a black top. My hospital is going to all navy blue scrubs for nurses so I don't have to really worry about it anymore.