Emily Shirley is a talented musician with iconic style and an eye for design. When she’s not making music, Emily is a graphic designer for musicians’ album art and posters. She is also a devoted mother to two daughters attending high school and middle school in DSISD.
Emily’s musical style is a piano-based hybrid of folk and pop music filled with harmonies. When performing, she tends to pair basics like flared jeans with a simple top, or black skinny jeans with a black blouse. She adds splashes of color by wearing big, ornate earrings or bright, bold lipstick. Her beloved suede, studded boots are her newest staple on stage.
Turquoise holds sentimental value for Emily, and she frequently incorporates it into her outfits. “I almost always wear a turquoise ring, cuff bracelet or earrings,” Emily says. “I’ve created quite a collection from trips to New Mexico and Colorado over the years.”
Emily is an active participant in three distinct musical projects, each with a unique fashion flair. During solo performances, her outfits reflect her personality. As a member of Sister Golden Hair, a ’60s and ’70s cover band, she embraces the fashion of those decades, sporting flared jeans, tie-dye and vibrant florals. In The Belle Sounds, a modern indie-pop band with hints of ’80s disco, she opts for mostly black attire with pops of silver, gold and sequins.
Emily enjoys shopping at Free People, thrift stores and everywhere in between. Her go-to local spots are Starrs on Mercer in Dripping Springs and The Gypsy Market in Wimberley.
“Music and fashion are such strong, creative forms of self-expression,” says Emily.
Visit Emily’s website for upcoming performances.
EmilyShirley.com | @thereal_emilyshirley | @emily_designstudio