Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – February 2017
Trunk Club is a clothing styling service for both women and men. Similar to Stitchfix, subscribers fill out a detailed style profile which, in turn, your assigned stylist uses to handpick clothes, shoes, and accessories. There is a $25 styling fee which is credited towards whatever you decide to keep.
The quality of this box is incredible! It looks like a suitcase trunk and is made of thick cardboard. There’s a handle at the top of the box which was great when carrying the box around my house.
Trunk Club is a Nordstrom company, and they send similar brands that range in the $75-300 range. In the style profile, you can choose your preferred price range for each category (ie. $50-100, $100-200, or $200+)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Trunk Club
The Cost: $25 styling fee, credited towards any items you choose to keep, plus the cost of whatever you keep. Shipping and returns are free.
The Products: Clothing, shoes, and accessories hand-selected by your stylist for you to try on at home
Ships to: Contiguous 48 states for free. Alaska and Hawaii (shipping and return fees apply)
Good to Know: Trunk Club carries sizes XS – 3X. Check out Anna’s plus size reviews here!
Also good to know: Trunk Club price matches “within 14 days of purchase exclusively to Nordstrom.”
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
My box arrived with a packet of info and shipping materials for anything I decide to return.
When I originally completed my style profile, I was matched to a stylist, Kaley. In January, we discussed my profile and I shared her on my Pinterest board for style inspiration! Since this is my second trunk, I chatted Kaley that I wanted to order another box and she sent me a preview of what she curated. At that point, I was able to remove items I already had similars of or that I didn’t foresee wanting and replacements were included.
Here’s a list of what was sent, along with pricing if I decide to keep anything. They also sent instructions of what to do next, including providing Kaley feedback using their app. You are given five business days to try everything on and ship back whatever you do not want to keep. You can also ask for an extension if you need more time.
On the back of the booklet is instruction for returning the items I don’t want to keep, along with a prepaid shipping label. I can drop my box back off at any UPS location, or I can schedule a free pickup through the Trunk Club app or website!
Free People WildFlower Fields Printed Tunic – Cost to keep: $108
This tunic was my favorite pick Kaley sent me to preview and I am just as happy with it in person. The top is 100% rayon and constructed with three different floral prints. I really love the patterns and fit. There’s front and back gathering that creates a trapeze silhouette and although I paired it here with black denim, I would totally rock this top with last month’s faux leather leggings that I kept!
Hudson Jeans ‘Barbara’ High Rise Skinny Jeans in Black – Cost to keep: $165
I am always excited to try new denim, but these are an immediate no-go. They are my normal size and have a lot of stretch, but fit extremely tight, likely due to them being a viscose/cotton/polyester blend. They are also a bit long, which I’ve become used to with higher-end denim. Unfortunately, I can’t get comfortable in these, so they will definitely be returned.
I really love how the patterns and colors compliment each other and can see wearing this top now and again in the fall. There is a button front that stops at the chest, so for extra coverage, I layered a bodysuit underneath.
There’s also a subtle flare at the wrist with this boho-inspired bell sleeve. Love!
The tag calls out that these jeans are high-waist, but they hit below my belly button and I feel they are a low rise – much lower than I prefer. There’s a cute Hudson Jeans branding button on the pocket, though!
Halogen Rosina Wedge – Cost to keep: $99.95
These wedges are another box favorite. They are constructed of a soft burgundy suede with a geometric pattern laser cut. The wedge heels are 3″, but there’s a 1/2″ platform, so they are comfortable to walk in. And the back buckle allows for some adjustment depending on how secure you want them to feel on. The only downside is the chemical smell wafting from the shoe box. I’ve aired them out for the last few days and the smell is just as strong as when I opened the box. Overall, these are good quality, but I don’t love them enough to invest $100 on a seasonal (and quite smelly) shoe.
Free People Midnight Bomber Jacket – Cost to keep $78
Ah, I really want to love this jacket! The shade of pastel pink is really pretty and the sateen finish would be a different addition to my wardrobe. However, the fit is a bit unflattering and long for my torso and arms. I can envision pairing this with boyfriend denim during the day and wearing it during a spring night out, over a tank dress.
There are great details on this jacket. In addition to side pockets, there’s a sturdy front zipper and button tab closure. I also like that the waist and sleeve hems are made of a similar colored ribbing. Overall, it’s a great item, I just don’t know if it’s right for me.
Chelsea28 Drop Waist Romper – Cost to keep: $89
This black polyester romper is very sheer on top, so I’ve layered a bodysuit underneath. There’s a drop waist, which allows for the top to blouse nicely. There’s also a lace-up front and bell sleeve and feels very boho-inspired festival-wear to me. I’m not opposed to rompers, but let’s be honest: they’re a lot of work! And having to add a layer underneath to combat the sheerness just adds to the complexity.
In addition to a back keyhole closure, the lace-up in the front will loosen up more than enough to slip this on and off.
Sam Edelman Gretchen Gladiator Sandal – Cost to keep: $109.95
I paired the romper with these Sam Edelman sandals, a favorite shoe brand of mine. In the preview, I was super excited to get these (and the pink colorway at Nordstrom is beautiful!), but in reality, I don’t think they’re a good pick for me. I love a statement shoe and to be fair, they consist of really awesome details, from embroidery and a leather toe ring, to cute poms. However, the gladiator strapping is throwing me off. The braiding and tassels are beautiful, but I feel like they’re going to untie at any moment.
Here’s a closer look at the details. The strapping can be worn so that the tassels lay in the back or front. There’s a lot of versatility!
cupcakes and cashmere Belinda Drape Jacket – Cost to keep: $150
Now, THIS is exciting to me! This olive-green jacket is constructed of 100% Tencel and is equal parts blazer and jacket. It’s comfortable and super easy to wear, although I think it looks better buttoned at the waist and then cinched with the drawstring. Open it feels a bit messy to me, rather than slouchy and cool.
I like the rolled sleeves, simple flap pockets and that it hits at the hips. The downside is the price. I live in a climate that is cold through March, mild April and May, and then gets hot by June, so I don’t think I can justify spending $150 on an item that I can only wear for a limited period of time. This is a classic piece I would have for a long time, so I’m a bit on the fence about keeping it.
Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Pocket Tee – Cost to keep: $24.50
This is the least expensive item in this month’s box and kind of perfect heading into spring and summer. The tee is 100% cotton and a nice shade of ivory, with 1/2″ black horizontal stripes. In addition to the v-neck, there’s a pocket on the left chest.
Current/Elliott The Stiletto Denim – Cost to keep $208
I paired the tee with these beautiful celadon-colored skinny denim. I was so excited when I pulled these out of the box – they are a great color and they’re ankle length – perfect for spring! On, they are a bit tight, despite being my normal size. However, they’re much more comfortable than the Hudson Jeans I also received and are really good quality. Despite being the most expensive item in the box, I wouldn’t hesitate purchasing these, except for the fact they are low rise. I have a thick middle and prefer the support of high waisted denim. So, unfortunately, the short rise is a deal breaker for me.
I think the v-neck is the perfect depth and the pocket is a nice touch. This is an easy, casual wear and the cotton quality is great (and what you would expect for a Madewell item).
The denim has straightforward details including a button and zipper fly and front and back pockets. No frills, but the color is super cool.
Verdict: Overall, I continue to be very pleased with Trunk Club‘s service. My stylist, Kaley did another great job picking items based on all the personal style info and feedback from last month that I shared with her. I feel like she understands what I am looking for and some great transitional/seasonal options arrived at my doorstep. I will definitely keep the tunic and am pondering the olive green jacket. For $25, I found Trunk Club to be an easy process start to finish, and a low-risk way to discovering brands and trends.
What do you think of Trunk Club? What did you receive this month?