Search marilyn

Easy and affordable outfit swaps to get on trend this season

Freshen up your wardrobe with these easy updates.
May 11, 2022 11:14 a.m. EST
May 11, 2022 11:14 a.m. EST

Looking to give your spring wardrobe a refresh but you’re on a tight budget? It can be as simple as swapping out one or two items in your closet. Style expert Corey Ng shares two trendy swaps you need to bring life back into your outfits. Scroll on to shop the trends, and watch the video above to see the looks before and after the updates.

Look 1

Wide Leg Jeans

The wide-leg jean is everywhere this season and for good reason! It’s a great silhouette for so many body types. TIP: Find something high-waisted to make you look taller and accentuate the waist.

Crescent Bag

This year, we’re seeing more fun statement-making bags that can work for your personal style. We love the crescent bag for its unique shape and versatility. You can hold it as a top handle or sling it over your shoulder as well.

SHOP: Mango High-Waisted Wide-Leg Cotton Jeans; $52.49 at The Bay | BAGGU Medium Nylon Crescent Bag; $64 at Urban Outfitters | Mango Round neck Tweed Crop Blazer; $119.99 at The Bay | Ribbed Tank Top; $19.99 at H&M

Look 2

Embellished Printed Dress

The printed dress will always be a great piece to have in your closet. It’s the perfect throw-on-for-any-occasion item. Rather than a simple print, we’re seeing options with extra texture, embellishment and some added details that elevate the dress.

Drop Earrings

Simple delicate dainty jewelry is the ultimate spring accessory because it can take your outfit to the next level. Go for chunky and eye-catching pieces like drop earrings with stones, colour jewels and pearls. And don’t be shy to stack these pieces together— it’s all about having fun!

Platform Mules

A twist on the classic and beloved mules, these platforms not only give you height and style, but they are also incredibly comfortable and great for all-day wear.

SHOP: Liars & Lovers Silk Road Goldtone & Faux Pearl Rope Link Drop Earrings; $12.50 at The Bay | Melcee Mule Block Hell; $90 at Aldo Shoes | Lucie Smocked Silk Minidress; $158 at Nordstrom

Look 3


Mini Skirts

Skirts just a few inches below the knee we’re all the rage the last few years, but it crops at an odd length and can make you look shorter. Swap out the midi for a mini skirt, which hits just at the knee. It’s more flattering regardless of your height. TIP: To make a too-revealing mini skirt work, pair it with a long sleeve top to balance it out.

Retro-Inspired Shoes

Whether you love or hate it, exaggerated athletic soles were huge for the warmer seasons last year. It’s a style that doesn’t work for everyone because we don’t all want that extra bulk on the bottom. We love these retro-inspired sneakers for this very reason—the very simple sole. The multi-colours will go with everything and become your new favourite go-to sneaker.

Large Shopper Tote Bags

The crossbody fanny pack is an easy way to pack all your personal belongings with easy access. The only problem is that they can often be too small. Swap out this trend for a large shopper tote for your everyday bag. You can find one in almost any fabric, from crochet to metallic embellishments or keep it simple with a solid colour.

SHOP: Animal Print Mini Skirt; $49.90 at Zara | Rubber Trim Athletic Sneakers; $129 at Zara | Smiley LOQI Time to Smile Collectors Edition Packable Tote; $19 at Nordstrom | Sleeveless Hoodie; $28.99 at H&M | Ribbed Sweater; $29.99 at H&M

Latest Episodes From The Marilyn Denis Show