Maintaining Your Individual Style While Wearing a Uniform

Work uniforms are more popular than ever before. And while the benefits to working someplace with an assigned uniform are numerous, some people may still want to add a touch of personal style to their work apparel. Here’s a guide to individualizing your work uniform – without breaking the rules.

Know Your Dos and Don’ts

Before you can personalize your work uniform, it’s important to have a clear understanding of your company’s uniform policy. Know what is allowed, and what is not. If you have questions about which particular hairstyles, jewelry, or accessories are not permitted, ask your supervisor.

Layer Your Look

During cooler weather, you can individualize your employee uniform by layering long sleeve shirts or jackets and hoodies, under and over your work apparel. If your footwear isn’t dictated by your company uniform policy, you can choose colorful or sleek shoes, boots and sandals for a fun twist on your look.

Jazz Up Your Jewelry

Necklaces, watches, bracelets and earrings are another great way to individualize your work uniform. When everyone is dressed the same, your accessories really allow your personality to shine through. If it’s permissible, add buttons, pins, or stickers to your uniform and name tag. Remember that your hairstyle, nail polish and makeup are all ways to make yourself look your best and stand out from the crowd.