Those who know me personally understand my preference for leisure wear. Forget business casual, I prefer a professional setting where yoga pants are allowed. Frankly, the ability to wear scrubs working as a nurse practitioner in the emergency department is a major contributor to my job satisfaction. Scrubs are comfy, don’t require dry cleaning, inexpensive, and have an expandable waistband. What more could one ask for?

My tendency to dress for comfort extends not only into my work life, but my personal life as well. Most days, you’re likely to find me in active attire. Lovers of yoga pants like myself have heard of the new term ‘athleisure’ describing workout wear on the put together side of the spectrum. Recently, scrub companies have caught on to the trend integrating the athleisure craze into healthcare wear. The concept may quite possibly have resulted in the most comfortable professional attire ever invented. 

If your closet could stand some spring cleaning when it comes to your scrub collection, check out these scrub + athleisure combos. 

1. Urbane Rebecca Pant 

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The Urbane Rebecca pant gives nurse practitioners flexibility when it comes to workplace style. The waist may be kept high or flipped down, depending on preference. No matter how you wear them, Urbane’s knit waist echoes athletic wear and is the perfect blend of style and comfort for busy NPs.


2. Wonder Wink Quebec Pant 


Choose from a plethora of colors from traditional blues to springtime greens and pinks if the Quebec pant is your style. While these scrub bottoms come in a variety of hues, one thing remains consistent among them. A yellow flip-down waistband gives Wonder Wink’s creation a sporty look, perfect for nurse practitioners with a penchant for the casual. 


3. Grey’s Anatomy Active Drawstring Pant


Grey’s Anatomy takes a slightly different take on scrubs with a sporty look. The logo waistband not only ensures that your bottoms stay put throughout a busy shift, but also adds a little something extra to your work wardrobe. For nurse practitioners who prefer a more relaxed fit or classic look, the yoga inspired Grey’s Anatomy Yoga Scrub Pant will also do the trick. 


4. FIGS Livingston Basic Scrub Pant 


Your workplace may be far from a yoga studio, but it still requires just as much patience and flexibility say the makers of FIGS scrubs. And, we couldn’t agree more. The Livingston Scrub Pant is designed with everything that makes yoga pants fantastic in mind and brings these features directly to your nurse practitioner wardrobe. Namaste!


5. koi TECH Mia Pant 


koi keeps healthcare providers in mind when designing its products. Practical touches like front and back pockets make the workday go just a bit more smoothly. A stretch satin fabric ensures the comfort and fit of these athleisure-like scrub bottoms as well. Not only does the koi TECH Mia pant feature a ribbed waist band, the bottoms are available in petite, regular and tall sizes to accommodate the long (or short) legged provider.


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