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What Healthcare Professionals Should Never (Ever!) Wear

Kayla Baxter, Anna Hennings, and Alice Handley

Sequins


Why not?

There is a right way and a wrong way, to wear sequins. As a small adornment on a solid-colored blouse with clean lines (i.e. not much else going on), sequins can be an appropriate accessory. But much more than that can lead you to straight into fashion victim territory. Wearing sequins can make you feel like a star – but overdoing it at work can make you look cheap, out of touch and, at worst, unprofessional. Let your hard work and intelligence shine more than your clothes! You might be thinking “When would a healthcare professional ever wear sequins?!” But trust us. We’ve seen it.

Rule of thumb: Never wear more sequins in one outfit than can fit onto half a standard piece of paper (8.5” x 11”). Try not to wear more sequins than fit onto a postcard.

Try me instead:

Let your accessories do the talking. Wear your bling on a watch, earrings or statement necklace instead of on your shirt.

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