Free spirited, effortless, desert-dwelling, bohemian chic. It’s been in for a while and doesn’t show any signs of letting up, with festival season just around the corner. Whether it’s Erin Wasson on the back of a chopper traveling through the desert, donning skirt and leather jacket with just the right amount of bed head in Free People’s “The Ride” , Or the flood of Coachella outfit inspo in your instagram feed, get the look for less with a few simple tips. The secret strategy is mixing high and low, incorporating inexpensive with designer pieces. An m-slit maxi skirt from Forever 21 is identical to its SCF counterpart as shown in this post. Search keywords (m-slit maxi skirt) for items you been lusting after on lower price point sites like; Nasty Gal, Lulu’s, Gypsy Warrior. Everyone loves a good bargain, and thrifting/ searching consignment shops are the perfect place to discover eclectic treasures. Incorporate vintage items…does your Aunt or Mom have a rad broomstick skirt or rad jewelry from the 60’s? Last but not least, save your $$$ for the items you will have forever. Wardrobe staples like a denim jacket, leather jacket, great pair of boots that will always be classic, so a pricier designer piece overtime will essentially pay for itself.