38 Affordable Shoes, Bags, T-Shirts, and Swimsuits to Buy When You're Bored

For many of us, when we finally get some downtime, figuring out how to spend it can be a challenge. Even though the possibilities are endless, it can be easy to waste it away on that House Hunters marathon (spoken from personal experience), so I came up with an alternative. Similar to what I did with affordable shoes, everyday jewelry pieces, and special basics to buy when you're bored, I found 38 cool items in four essential categories (that are especially good for this time of year): shoes, bags, T-shirts, and swimsuits.

No one wants to do sudden harm to their bank accounts just because they're bored, so, again, I put the emphasis on affordable items. There's truly so much good stuff out there to shop right now that I could've made this story double the size, but my goal is not to overwhelm you with options. So I narrowed it down to 38 fashion items that are fun to buy and very useful. Keep scrolling to shop them all.


Loving this polished take on the tourist sandal trend.

I already own a pair of these, but I think I need this new color combination.

The square toe on these is the perfect finishing touch.

Look closely—these seashells are really pretty.

These could easily pass as designer.

Ballet flats are a thing again, and this pair is very unique.


Swap out winter's black leather bag for this.

This is right in step with the beige trend.

I hope to have a summer vacation to pack this for.


One can never have too many Reformation tees.

Pro tip: Ribbed tees always look expensive.

The simplicity of this tee is exactly what I love about it.

These cult-favorite tees now come with stripes.

Kaia Gerber wears this affordable brand often.


One of the year's biggest swimwear trends (animal print) can be yours for $13.

Not the cheapest one on the list, but worth it.

This brand is one of our favorite under-the-radar sources for affordable swimwear.

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