57 Regret-Free Things to Buy When You're Bored

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I'm well aware that boredom isn't exactly the best reason to spend money. I'd also be willing to bet that it's led to a few regretful purchases for most of us, but that doesn't have to be the case. Boredom can be productive in many ways, shopping included. The next time you're stuck figuring out what to do when you're bored, remember that life is hectic, to say the least, so using that downtime for a little wardrobe building can be fun and productive (and boredom-busting).

Since I'm lucky enough to count shopping as part of my job, I've come across many pieces lately that won't leave you regretting the boredom-induced purchases they may lead to. Many are affordable finds that you'll wear on repeat, and others are worth the investment (as in, you'll want to hang on to them for years). Oh, and there are 57 of them—jeans, jewelry, tops, shoes, dresses, sunglasses, and more included.

Keep scrolling to shop the most stylish, regret-free things to buy when you're bored, starting with tops and jackets and finishing it off with shoes.

These prairie vibes are very fall 2018.

Buying these in bulk is recommended. 

If you want to jump on the neon trend train, do it with this.

So good with high-waisted jeans.

This is quite the T-shirt upgrade.

Here's what to wear with black skinny jeans.

Guaranteed to make you want to wear denim shirts again.

Very worthy of a special occasion.

AKA how to wear leopard print to work.

This should make the transition to fall a cinch.

This is something the cool girls would've worn in the '90s.

If you like to receive hugs, buy and wear this.

It's impossible not to look cool in this.

FYI: Nordstrom sells one of our favorite affordable brands now. Buy this first.

This might make you actually wish for rain.

These "pinch-waist" jeans are gaining major buzz.

Here's what to wear with those cool new sneakers you got.

These are insanely comfortable and flattering.

Yep, wedgie jeans continue to be very popular.

Now all you need is a white T-shirt and some ankle boots and you have an outfit.

This is truly the perfect dress to wear to work right now.

Also available in more sizes.

I've lost count of all the It girls who have worn this flattering dress.

You'll get so much wear out of this chic bodysuit this season.

Of course Reformation's first underwear collection is perfect.

These 14K gold hoops are worth every penny.

I'm such a sucker for piece that can be worn on a daily basis.

Bagatiba's new collection is so good. Case in point.

These only look like you spent a lot of money.

Chain-link jewelry is blowing up right now.

Donni's chiquitas always sell out, so get one while you can.

Here's an easy, pretty way to get in on the prairie trend.

I imagine myself wearing this a lot.

Reformation's new under-$100 shades are too good to pass up.

Here's one of the many Staud bags I'm currently lusting after.

Most of our editors won't travel without an Away bag.

I can't stop thinking about this perfect chain belt.

You nailed it with this bag, Zara.

Yes, this roundup needs two animal-print belts.

This is legitimately the best carry-on duffle on the planet.

I just got these and can confirm that they're like little foot clouds.

If I were a pair of shoes, this is what I'd look like.

Skipping the Western trend this season is not recommended.

These just may have convinced me to finally get some dad sneakers.