It’s that time of year again, the time for our wardrobes to change from bright pinks and pastels to those wonderful, earthy tones of autumn and winter. Yes, this can even include your scrubs wardrobe! It’s time to start thinking of warmer scrubs, cosy jackets and festive accessories because guess what’s just around the corner. . .
As the rain and colder temperatures set in, let's have a look at some of our favourite, comfortable uniforms for autumn/winter that will help you transition between the seasons and also what we have to offer in terms of long sleeve tops for layering under your scrubs, warm but professional looking jackets and accessory options that add a little fun to your uniform.
Winter colours in warmer scrubs
As the days get shorter and we feel the winter chill, we know it’s important to feel warm and comfortable in your uniform, especially on the darker mornings when you have to leave your cosy bed! When it comes to choosing the right scrub fabrics that feel soft against your skin, are a good weight without sacrificing breathability and come in warm colours that suit the season we have some great options to choose from.
Firstly, the Koi Next Gen collection offers scrubs that are great for any time of year so if you’re looking for a set that feels soft in the winter but still breathable enough for summer then these are a great choice. They’re made from really soft, 4-way stretch fabric that feels luxurious against your skin and drapes really well for a flattering fit. They come in a wide range of colours perfect for the autumn and winter seasons including neutral colours like charcoal, navy and black. However, jewel tones are definitely our favourite at this time of year and we LOVE these scrubs in the colours wine, royal blue, caribbean blue and hunter green. Wine and hunter green are really festive but chic looking coming up to Christmas and a great alternative to bright red.
If you prefer majority cotton scrubs that feel a bit heavier for winter and are also a cheaper option for lower budgets than the unisex Orange Standard Balboa top or Dickies EDS signature v-neck top are brilliant options. They also come in similar jewel tones as the Koi Next Gen, including wine, royal blue, charcoal and hunter green. The Dickies top also comes in caribbean blue and eggplant purple which is always a favourite. These could be ideal for If you are looking for scrubs for your team just for the winter season that come in festive colours rather than our premium Koi Next Gen option.
Add a little fun and cheer to your uniform with some autumn and Christmas prints from Koi Basics. These are sure to bring a smile to your patients' faces, young and old, but kids will definitely love them!
The Winter Wonderland top has a mixture of classic Christmas colours and a snowflake pattern that might help add a little Christmas magic to your uniform.
Christmas trees, snowballs and funky snowmen make the Let’s Build a Snowman top really fun and cheerful. If you’re a nurse on a children's ward, a paediatric dentist or a childcare worker then this top will bring some joy to the kids in the month of December.
Layering under your scrubs
Adding extra layers under scrubs is a must for some of you working in chilly environments and choosing a top that feels soft and cosy without feeling bulky under your scrubs is essential.
The Koi Lite Divine Tee is soft, stretchy and athletic in style. It has ribbed knit feature on the waist and cuffs which give it a really nice finish.
The Planet Koi Wellbeing Tee is made from knit jersey that feels super soft. It’s also part of Koi’s partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit organisation focused on global reforestation. So a tree is planted for every item sold.
Little gifts, great for secret santa!
If you and your colleagues are doing secret santa, or if you’re looking for little gifts for your team in the run up to Christmas then we have some ideas for under €20 that might be just what you’re looking for.
Tote Bags and Badge Reels
We have a wide range of fun and colourful badge reels that will brighten up your uniform. Whether you use ID cards, name tags or access cards for work these are a functional but fun gift option that will add some colour to your day.
Check out our super cute canvas tote bags. These feature one of two fun phrases, one for nurses and one for dentists, and are really handy for carrying your lunch and belongings to work. These totes are also ideal for when you need to pop out to the shop for a few bits. These are a simple, low cost idea for secret santa gifts under €10.
T-shirts and Scrub Caps
If your friends or team require scrub caps but you’re looking for something a bit more vibrant than your usual blue scrub cap, then let us introduce you to ChrysVal. Suitable for long or short hair, and in a range of beautiful prints, these will definitely impress!
If funny gifts are more your style then look no further than our slogan t-shirts.These will give your colleagues a laugh and are multi functional too - layer them under your scrubs, wear them with jeans or buy one oversized as a pyjama top.