I've come to realize that there are two types of women in this world: those who would be content wearing scrubs to work, and those who would rather die.
I am a member of the latter category (in case my running a fashion blog isn't a big enough clue). As my mom put it, "Why even have a job if you don't get to shop for work clothes?" When people used to ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would say "anything that requires pumps," and while I've grown up to be a bit more specific about my career aspirations, the general sentiment remains. Work is the master shopping justifier, a watertight excuse to buy that extra-expensive pair of shoes or a well-made briefcase or a fantastic suit.
But not everyone feels this way. While I was writing this post, my brother told me about a woman in one of his classes who went to a hospital for the sole purpose of buying scrubs, as if it were a version of Bloomingdales where shoppers die a little more often, and when people ask her what hospital she works for, she gets offended and screeches, "These are my clothes!"
I first became intrigued with this subject, however, when I heard that one of my mom's coworkers, a lunchbreak Nordstrom shopper and all around stylish lady, declared that she would actually prefer wearing scrubs to work. I was stunned. Who knew that beneath her chic Talbots and Caslon clad exterior lurked a secret yearning for a poly/cotton blend elastic-waist uniform? And how many more chic working women feel the same way?
So, what type are you? Tell the truth. I swear (despite this hugely biased post) I won't judge.