I got my first Trunk Club box in this week and I am so excited to share with you what was in it, as well as some tips and tricks to get what you need out of this service!
A quick overview:
Trunk Club is a subscription styling service via Nordstrom where you sign up and tell a stylist online exactly what you are looking for, and they send you a box of things to try at home. Your stylist will look at your Pinterest boards to get an idea of what you enjoy, as well as ask you many, many questions about what you are looking for. The key is to be very specific about your needs. I mentioned that I work from home and also am out with my kids a lot. I wanted athleisure pieces, as well as things to wear at home, and maybe 1 piece for dinners out. I also set a budget and told them what I was comfortable spending. I let them know the color palette I dress around, as well as specific items I needed (cute tops!) For $25 the stylist adds things to your box, you approve them before they ship (she then takes stuff out and adds more), and ships it to you. The $25 goes towards anything you buy in the box. If you have a Nordstrom card (I do not), this fee is waived. Let’s get into what was in my box, and at the end I’ll give my opinion on whether or not I think this would be a god fit for you!
- Treasure and Bond Ruched Body Con Dress (size small.) This dress was added in the box before it shipped and the original picture did not do it justice online. This is such a cute dress! It is body con with ruching on the side, I’d wear my shaper underneath, but looks really cute with ankle boots, or could be dressed up with peep toe booties. I have a similar, shorter version with long sleeves in black and really love it. I didn’t like the crew neck, though, so I passed. Also, I own a lot of dresses right now! I would recommend this dress if you are in need, it was adorable. I may even ask for it again.
2. Madewell Kent Cardigan (size small.) This cardigan, you guys. It was perfect. The perfect length, it looked awesome over everything (even the dress above), and I loved it. I want to try it in the soft grey, so I sent it back. It is worth the money, I’d say! Great cardigans are hard to find, and this one is a keeper.
3. Free People Catalina thermal top (size xs.) I wish I had taken a pic of this thermal on its own! It was great, but I love all of Free People’s thermals. This was an oatmeal color, and I’d prefer it in grey, and I’d probably size up to a small as the sleeves were fairly tight. So cute and a great, basic top.
4. J Brand Skinny Jeans (size 27.) These were WAY out of my price range and I was not in the market for new denim, but were fun to try on nonetheless and easy to pair with all the pieces in the box. If you’re in the market for work appropriate dark denim, or just prefer non ripped denim, these are nice. I DO prefer Madewell denim, though, and think they are better than these (and cheaper.) I myself like my denim a bit more edgier and ripped lol.
5. Free People Found my Friend sweatshirt (size xs.) One request I made was I was looking to add a bright, cherry red to my closet, and this top accomplished that! I had suggested this top to my stylist, because I knew I would like it based on my previous love of all things Free People. I loved the color, loved the sleeves, and thought the cropped fit (great with high-waisted denim), was something different for me. I kept it!
6. Caslon Braided Bootie. I did not need boots and wouldn’t have chosen these for myself, but they were fun to try on. They had an open, braided look (which is good for hotter climates like mine!), but I have a pair of black booties I already love and didn’t need these. I do think these are really flattering! (The taupe color looks really cute, too!)
I will admit, Target is killing it with the shoes right now, so I’d probably get these instead.
7. Sweaty Betty Short sleeve run tee. I had asked for cute stuff to wear out and about with my kids and this was a miss for me. I never wear short-sleeved athletic tees, and don’t prefer crew neck. Plus, I felt it was way overpriced. I knew as soon as I saw it had shipped that I wouldn’t like it.
8. Alo Urban Moto Sweatpants. I had such high hopes for these! I love moto style anything, and thing joggers are perfect for daily life, but these did not fit right. They were way to long and didn’t sit well. There was a ton of fabric bunched up everywhere.
I think my stylist is on the right track with these two items (athleisure), but not with these particular pieces!
9. Adidas Deerupt Running Sneaker. These sneakers were so freakin’ cute out of the box! I loved them. I might end up asking for them in a future box, because they are perfect for running around town and look just really edgy and fun. I like stuff like this for my daily life, when I can let my personality show through even when I am casual. LOVED! In real life, they were black with a pink bottom. Swoon.
I think they are being price matched right now as well, so RUN!
9. Lira Clothing Misty Morning Maxi Dress. I had high hopes for this dress after seeing the picture, but in person it was a big fail. The color was minty green, which I don’t love, and the lining underneath was really short. I’m just not in the market for a pastel summer dress right now and left that feedback for my stylist.
10. Rosemunde Silk and Cotton tank. Another item I knew I would not like when I saw it was included. The details were pretty, but I never wear tight tanks like this, and felt it was really unflattering. As you can see, it showed every lump and bump, and I don’t consider myself a person that has THAT many, you know? Also, it was very overpriced.
So is Trunk Club for you?
I loved that I could try on pieces at home for a minimal cost, and as a lover of Nordstrom, I knew a lot of the brands and was confident I would like what was offered. When it comes to boxes like Trunk Club and Stitch Fix, you have to be really specific about your needs, and it takes time to build a relationship with your stylist. When you get your Trunk make sure you give detailed feedback as to what you loved and why, as well as what you didn’t love and why. I’m confident that I’ll like more things in my Trunk next time, and my stylist will get to know me more.
I think this is great for anyone who doesn’t have the time to shop, or doesn’t know what to wear. It’s also great for people like me (who loves to shop and has a really specific way of dressing), because it gets me trying new things and that is always fun. Trunk Club pieces can be more expensive, so keep that in mind. I would only be able to grab 1-2 things per box, but I also like investing in great pieces I can wear over and over agin.
If you’re interested in trying out Trunk Club, you can click HERE.
P.S. I did a live try on over on my Instastories (@meaganrigney), and put it in my saved highlights under Trunk Club Review. So head on over there if you’d like to see more of the pieces above!