Just 36 Chic and Affordable Dresses, Skirts, and Pants to Buy When You're Bored

What to do when you're bored

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There are plenty of things to do when you're bored—read a book, take a walk, call your mom, try a new recipe… The list goes on. Shopping is certainly not the only remedy to boredom, and we're not saying you should buy things simply because you're bored, but if you find yourself in need of certain items that may make your life easier (and more stylish), why not spend some of your downtime shopping for them?

I don't know about you, but I'm always in the market for dresses, skirts, and pants. I recently found myself with a bit of time to fill (surprisingly), so I perused the internet for the very best of those aforementioned items so that even if you're not bored, you can still take a few minutes to scroll through my chic and affordable selections (because who wants to spend their downtime going into debt?). Below, you'll find skirts and dresses of every length and pants for every occasion from some of your favorite brands. 

Dresses

Wow, this minidress is so easy to dress up or down.

This glittery eggplant wrap dress is just the right amount of festive.

If you're throwing a party this month, wear this.

I plan on pairing this with knee boots and a camel coat.

I would definitely repurpose this cardigan.

A modest red dress is so refreshing.

Skirts

Thanks to Pantone, shades of blue are suddenly everywhere.

The colors in this tweed pencil skirt are so pretty.

I've been waiting for this little Ganni number to go on sale.

I can't get over how cute this party skirt looks with sneakers.

Florals on a dark background are just right this time of year.

This has holiday-dinner potential.

This would be just as pretty with ankle boots as it is with sandals.

Pants

Leopard pants actually feel fresh when done in corduroy.

A great neutral alternative to black pants.

I'd wear these with all black to tone them down a bit.

Everything from the color to the material is ridiculously cool.

This is 1000% what I wish I were wearing right now. 

I own these and highly recommend wearing them with high-heel ankle boots.

You could probably use a new pair of office-friendly trousers.