Good question Patti!
In winter, and colder days, I wear scrubs and printed scrub tops on weekdays. Other nurses wear business casual style clothing, but for me, I don't have enough pockets. I need to keep my pens, cell phone, car keys, mini scheduling/address book, stickees, alc swabs, and name badge in my pockets. Our HHA's can also wear whatever they want, fortunately, in home health, we haven't had any c/o about who is who...yet, since usually the same people come each time.
On weekends, I do wear jeans, gasp, against compnay policy, a nice shirt or scrub top. If I wear a regular shirt, then I have a whiye vest I wear, from a uniform shop, with lots of pockets!!
In summer, I wear kahki capri's in light-weight material, with a nice cotton short sleeve shirt and the white vest, again, only for the pockets.
On my feet, in winter I wear nurses clogs, or balck loafers that I don't care about crunching cockroahes with, and they stay on the porch, that's for the jeans. In summer, a sandal type shoe, no socks. People think that is brave, what with roaches and all, but honestly, having my feet exposed to air keeps me that little teensy bit cooler.
To ask visiting nurses to wear navy in 100 degree heat is insane!!!