If you’re in the medical profession, you’ll know firsthand how many sets of scrubs you need for the clinical aspect of your work. Especially if you’re wearing scrubs every day, you should own plenty of pairs of scrubs so that you can have a clean set each day. For sanitary reasons, obviously, it is unprofessional to wear scrubs that have been worn and not washed.
So how often do you need to get new scrubs? This depends on the quality of the scrubs you own, and how often you wear them.
With cheap, low-quality scrubs, you’ll probably find that you need to replace them more often before you start to notice rips, tears, and seams coming apart from regular wear. You’ll probably find yourself needing new scrubs every few months, a couple times a year at least.
If you own or are planning to purchase higher quality scrubs, they will last a lot longer. This is why you can rationalize the fact that high quality scrubs, unsurprisingly, come with higher price tags. It’s worth the investment because they last so much longer – you will probably only need to replace them every couple of years.
To sum up, how often you replace your scrubs is a factor of your own scrubs durability, your clinical requirements, and your own personal taste.