Do you cringe at the thought of having to wear a uniform to work each day? Then you are missing out! All over the country, people are dressing in uniforms and loving it. Employees who wear uniforms are recognizable to customers, increasing brand awareness and customer service. Work uniforms also promote team building and a sense of belonging.
Curious to know what corporate uniforms rocked it in 2018? Here is a list of some of our favorite corporate attire.
The Classic Polo
Who Wears It: Everyone
Why We Love It: Practical, professional, affordable
Polo shirts are the top selling uniforms for Inkwell Global Marketing. Work polos are available in soft fabrics and multiple colors, making it easy to choose the style that represents your brand. Some companies are flexible and allow their employees to choose any color polo they want as long as it features the brand’s logo.
Luckily, polos aren’t made of the same stiff materials and dozens of buttons they once were. Today’s polos are comfortable, breathable and even stylish. As an example, performance polos wick away at moisture and are ideal for active work environments. Other options include snag-resistant polos, flat knit polos, solid mesh polos and classic golf shirts.
Full-Zip and Quarter-Zip Jackets
Who Wears It: Everyone
Why We Love It: Extended brand recognition
Many companies focus on what their employees are wearing at work, but they don’t consider what the year on the way to work. Branded outerwear is the perfect opportunity to increase brand awareness while employees are commuting to work.
Imagine how many places a jacket will be seen – on the train, pumping gas, standing in line at Dunkin’ Donuts, etc. If you don’t have the budget to give everyone in the office a jacket, sell branded outerwear in company store or offer them as incentives to top-performing employees.
Who Wears It: Food service, retail
Why We Love It: Fun way to show off your personality
Many industries make their employees wear aprons over their work clothes, and we can all agree that the straps are annoying. But, that’s all changing with choose-your-strap aprons. When picking out a bib apron, customers can choose the color strap they want based on their preferences and personality. It might not sound like a big deal, but any uniform that has built-in customizations is refreshing.
Printed Medical Scrubs
Who Wears It: Healthcare
Why We Love It: Fun, energetic, calming to patients
Medical scrubs are a must for those who work in the healthcare field, but they don’t have to be a solid color. Some of our favorite scrubs are those that feature adorable prints like flowers, animals and festive decor.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with a solid color, especially since scrubs come in a rainbow assortment. But, it’s always fun for a patient to see something other than blue when dealing with the doc. And, what could be better than matching scrub hats! Yes, they exist!
We hope you enjoyed some of our favorite corporate uniforms that we thought rocked 2018. We are definitely seeing trends in more comfortable and personalized work attire. We are excited to see what 2019 brings our way!