If you’re like most people, you may have noticed a trend in your shopping habits: comfy and sporty clothing filling up your cart upon checkout. Welcome to the athleisure effect. According to Forbes, athleisure fashion continues to grow with no signs of stopping. The study cited by Forbes found that people today are more focused on health and wellness, as well as broadening what it means to be active.
Athleisure includes basics like yoga pants and joggers (or any pants with an elastic band, really), sports bras (instead of lacy underwire versions), sweatshirts, and hoodies. Athletic and casual shoes are replacing heels and stilettos – and even outerwear like jackets, raincoats, and vests are trending towards active living.
As it turns out, the trend has flourished in the healthcare industry too. Athleisure-style scrub sets are becoming more popular as they allow your personal style to shine through while maintaining a professional work uniform. Still, it may take some practice finding your perfect fit and style. In this guide, you’ll learn what to look for when picking your next pair of jogger scrubs and other helpful tips.
Scrub Fashion and Athleisure
Athletic-inspired clothing focuses on being multifunctional as well as comfortable. Using stretchy fabric and materials that breathe and wick away moisture are cornerstones of athleisure. There doesn’t seem to be any color rules to athleisure though – you’re welcome to keep it cool with Caribbean blues or stay muted with champagne and blush hues.
Scrub fashion has a way of evolving with fashion, and athleisure is no exception. More nurses and healthcare professionals are turning to athletic scrub jackets, scrub tops, and jogger scrubs as staples in their closet. Heartsoul makes an athletic scrub vest and Dickies Dynamix rib-knit scrub jackets create sporty layering options for your scrubs.
Joggers are casual and tapered pants that typically feature elastic at the waist and ankles. When you’re used to wearing scrubs for work, jogger scrub pants can be especially tough to shop for since they’re such a change from traditional straight-leg pants. Getting the right size is essential when you have a more tailored fit like joggers, so look for brands that offer a wide range of sizes and lengths to suit your needs
Great Joggers Start With Great Materials
When it comes to scrubs with a more athletic look and feel, you gotta have the right materials. Cotton is comfy, but it can trap moisture. (Plus, it wrinkles like crazy). Polyester is durable and wrinkle-resistant, but it’s not exactly the most breathable fabric. Rayon is great for moisture-wicking, and spandex is great for stretch, which comes in handy when you need to hustle down the hall or pick up a fallen pillow behind a hospital bed.
Using a blend of fabrics combines the best features while compensating for any pitfalls. Keswi understands this, and that’s why our premium jogger scrub pants are made from a unique polyblend consisting of polyester, rayon, and spandex. The four-way stretch fabric and micro-peached finish make these joggers the most comfortable around.
Keswi jogger scrubs are also wrinkle-resistant (bye-bye, iron!), and ultra-durable, so they’ll stay intact wash after wash. Keswi’s quality polyblend fabric has the perfect weight to keep you warm during those long night shifts when you forget your lab coat, but also breathable and lightweight enough to keep you cool throughout your morning med pass.
Benefits of Jogger Scrubs
Jogger scrubs allow you to bring a casual yet polished look to the table – be it an operating table or potluck table. With a tapered leg with an elastic cuff, you never have to worry about tripping over your pant legs when rushing down the hall or helping a patient navigate a tiny hospital bathroom.
Although jogger scrubs are a more fitted style compared to traditional scrub pants, the drawstring and elastic waist combo makes it a no-brainer for comfort. (You can count on full mobility when you need to reach over and attach those EKG leads.)
When looking for jogger scrubs, make sure they have well appointed pockets and storage options. Having pockets ensures you keep all the storage benefits of traditional scrubs without looking (or feeling) bulky. The best jogger scrubs provide enough space so you can easily store your wallet, phone, stethoscope, and scissors. (Ahem, hello Keswi.)
Aside from comfort and function, one of the main benefits of jogger scrubs is that they look great. Whether you’re having a rare moment sitting at a computer to enter data or running around the hospital floor as usual, jogger scrubs keep you looking sleek and professional, casual and confident.
Jogger Scrub Pant Styles For Everyone
Keswi offers jogger scrub pants for both women and men. Women’s scrub pants come in sizes XS-3X and men’s jogger scrubs come in sizes S-3X. Even better, Keswi’s women’s joggers come in regular and petite inseams, so you can rest assured that the brushed cuff sits perfectly at your ankle no matter how short or tall you are.
Choose from five timeless colors including black, pewter, royal blue, navy blue, and wine. And since you won’t find any wild prints or patterns with Keswi premium scrubs, you should be able to find a pair that’s compatible with your work dress code. You can also match your jogger scrubs to your favorite pair of Cuvu compression socks or sneakers since the elastic cuff helps showcase your footwear more than traditional scrub pants.
Below are two scrub pant styles you’re sure to love whether you’re charting that admission note at the end of the night or passing meds from one end of the unit to the other.
Ventura Women’s Jogger Scrubs
Keswi’s Ventura jogger scrub pants are here to make all your comfy-yet-stylish scrub dreams come true. The tailored, slim fit allows for comfort and function without having to worry about baggy material getting in your way. These tapered-leg jogger scrub pants also feature a brushed cuff ankle that doesn’t feel constricting, yet it hugs your leg for a secure fit no matter what your workday brings.
The Ventura scrub pants have a flat front waistband with an elastic waistband in the back. This allows for a polished, smooth look without losing any stretch in the waist. Also, rather than high-rise or mid-rise, these scrubs have a low-rise drawstring that sits comfortably right below your natural waistline. Knowing that your scrubs will stay in place without bunching or wrinkling at the waistband helps you get through your long shift without worry.
These jogger scrub pants also have two angled front pockets with a concealed cell phone pocket to securely store your personal items without needing zippers. And the two back pockets allow for plenty of storage for alcohol swabs (and emergency graham crackers!).
Bristol Men’s Jogger Scrubs
If you’re a guy concerned about losing storage space by switching to a more tailored jogger pant – have no fear. Keswi’s Bristol jogger scrub pants have six pockets for all your storage needs. There are two angled front pockets as well as two large back pockets that will fit anything from your phone to your Littmann stethoscope. The two large cargo pockets have scissor loops and pen slots to keep everything organized.
These men’s cargo joggers have an elastic waist sitting just below the waist and elastic cuffs at the hem. With all the pockets you could ever need, these tapered leg joggers prove that there’s no need to make any compromises on functionality.
Run (Don’t Walk) To Grab Your Next Pair of Jogger Scrubs
Joggers and athleisure fashion is here to stay. Thankfully, you can now carry your new sporty style over to the hospital or clinic with your medical scrubs while maintaining a professional look. Choosing quality materials that breathe, repel wrinkles,and are soft to the touch are all part of the comfy athleisure vibe.
Jogger scrubs are more than a fashion trend. They bring comfort and function to your medical wardrobe, and you don’t have to compromise on function as long as you choose scrub pants that have plenty of pockets. Keswi joggers look great whether you pair them with a matching scrub top or a long-sleeved knit tee. (Perhaps one you have from Cherokee Infinity?) Either way, find your next pair of favorite scrubs today.