Starbucks is giving its employees the chance to add a little flair to their monochromatic uniforms.
Now, under their green aprons, the coffee company’s employees can show off more of their personal style, with Starbucks announcing Monday it is changing up its dress code guidelines in a few statement-making ways. For starters, employees will be able to sport more color.
Starting today, not only will black, white, and khaki shirts be allowed at work, but, shirt colors including gray, navy, dark denim, and brown—including patterns—will be also be permissible on the clock. In addition to the color changes, shorts, skirts, dresses, and pants, including dark-wash jeans and skinny jeans will be okay to wear as well.
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The color additions aren’t just limited to clothes, though. Starbucks is even inviting its employees to “make a statement with hair color,” with the company encouraging its baristas to dye their hair as long as the color is permanent or semi-permanent and in line with food safety standards. They can also top those bold hair hues with beanies, fedoras and other types of hats as they whip up caffeinated delights behind the counter.
As for why they decided to amp up the work uniforms, Cosimo LaPorta, Starbucks’ executive vice president for U.S. Retail Store Operations said, “We believe these changes work well with our iconic green apron and also complement the passion partners bring to our coffee and their craft. We want partners to be as proud of their look as they are when they tie on their green apron.”
There’s nothing like a fresh cup of coffee in the morning, but a caramel macchiato served up with style? That’s a win-win.