From earthy indie jams to adrenaline-pumping rock 'n' roll, Chicago is home to musicians of every sort. We’ve tracked down three stylish and mega-talented Chi-town ladies who use their beats, brains, and brilliance to back up their musical muse status. You may not be able to DJ a packed Pump Room house, see your music video on MTV, or croon to a sold-out dance hall crowd, but you can totally steal the style of the lovely ladies who do all three. We pulled together three inspiring looks that show off our muses' greatest hits. Now go on and give 'em a spin.
Alissa Eisland, Scattered Trees
">Scattered Trees, which also includes her husband Nate Eisland and a pack of equally handsome gentlemen. Songs like "Four Days Straight" offer a great opportunity to dance the night away, while "Five Minutes" and "Love and Leave" show their softer side. Chill out after an exhausting day of shopping with their Black Friday show at Lincoln Hall.
Her Look: We caught Alissa the day she was leaving for tour. Her denim-on-denim look layered with comfy knits and a sparkly brogue are a perfect pairing for fall. Add a Navajo print bag, a distinctive pair of sunglasses, and a bright coral lip, to finish this sharp look. Tour bus not included.
Cheap Monday Pyxila Hat, $40, available at Shopbop. Georgie Short in Tweed, $110, available at Aritzia. Selby Cardigan, $160, available at Aritzia. Elizabeth and James Madison Keyhole Glasses, $150, available at Nordstrom. Nars Carthage Pure Matte Lipstick, $25, available at Sephora. Jeffrey Campbell Uniform Oxford, $129, available at Solestruck.
Jena Nixon, DJnix
Photos: (left) by Andrew Brady, (right) courtesy of DJnix.
Her Sound: You can find Jena Nixon spinning all over town — from her sets at the Pump Room and The Bedford to time logged at Bonnies, this gorgeous tastemaker makes indie staples feel like you’ve never heard them before. Yes, she’s a bit more low key than say....Paul Oakenfold, but that doesn’t mean she won’t get you on your feet.
Her Look: Jena is Kiera Knightley crossed with Alexa Chung — polished and simple, but with a boho twist. Take spring must-haves like floral frocks, and layer them over warm tights and boots for the perfect daytime look. To top it all off, her putty-grey polish and sweet tweed are the perfect complements to her oh-so-chic bob.
Alex White, White Mystery
Her Sound: This has been a banner year for White Mystery, the bro-sis duo made up of Alex and her brother Francis Scott Key White. The red-hot team has been praised by MTV and has logged over 30,000 miles on tour, all the while keeping their explosive energy and undeniable style firmly in check. Their single “Birthday” is a retro, fun-rock ride with a lush guitar backdrop, and more energy than we know how to handle.
Her Look: Alex’s vintage look mixes amazing florals with denim staples. We fell in love with her clogs and floral tights, perfect for the girl on the move. She turns it up to eleven with a leather saddle bag and a sweet pink lip.
Flower Openwork Tight, $14, available at Urban Outfitters. Melissa Joy Manning Chrysoprase Ring, $240, available at Shopbop. Frye Tonya Saddle Bag, $268, available at Free People. Rachel Comey Black Carver Shoe, $358, available at Penelope's. Wallpaper Ombre Midi Shirt Dress, $160, available at Topshop. TEXTILE Elizabeth and James Sid Collarless Jacket, $325, available at Shopbop.