Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – May 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+)
The items in this box are reflective of my style and price preferences, so your Trunk Club may be completely different!
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! I recently mentioned that I’ll be traveling to Europe and needed some vacation options. After Kaley curated a box, she sent me a preview. 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 instead.
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!
BP Britt Gladiator Sandal – Cost to keep: $59.95
Yay for more shoes in this month’s Trunk Club! These gladiator style sandals are made with the softest gray nubuck leather and cushioned footbed. They’re super comfortable on and also have an inside zipper to take them on and off really easily.Overall they’re a great quality shoe and the price is definitely right.
Sam Edelman Paris Backless Tassel Loafer – Cost to keep: $129.94
Oh, Sam Edelman, I will never tire of you! Aside from my awesome ShoeDazzle velvet loafers, I don’t typically wear this style shoe, but the backless heel elevates the typical traditional style for me. Nordstrom carries some killer color options, but I’m really happy Trunk Club sent the putty colorway. It’s a color and style, for that matter, that I could pair with lots of different items in my closet.
Love, love, love the suede tassels!
Articles of Society Heather High Waist Crop Jeans Davis – Cost to keep: $68
Wow, I am so happy with these jeans! They are a much lighter weight than most of my denim, but in no way chambray. There’s a softness too that I wasn’t expecting. They are high waisted, fit perfectly, and are ankle length, thanks to the raw-edge cut hem.
There’s also nice knee distressing on the front only. These are truly a great option for summer and/or traveling because not only are they a light wash, but the fabric’s thinness makes them easy to wear. The quality is there, especially for the $68 price point.
Here’s a view of the ankle length denim paired with the backless loafers. So casual and cool and perfect for strolling Parisian streets!
NYDJ Alina Convertible Ankle Jeans in Pink – Cost to keep: $114
I received a second pair of jeans this month, a soft pastel pink and ankle length. Overall this denim fits great despite being a size smaller than I normally wear (NYDJ advertises that their sizing is smaller, so Kaley was right in sizing down). However, I can’t get past this shade of pink. In person, it reminds me and my friend, Emily of a piece of white clothing that got washed with a red sock. I’m always up for colored denim, but this shade of pink is not my first choice.
The leg fits like skinny denim until you get down to the hem. There’s a slight flare that seems a bit odd, but once cuffed is fine.
Felicity & Coco Off the Shoulder Dress in Navy – Cost to keep: 88
I received a couple dresses this month too! The first is this off-the-shoulder knitted dress in navy blue. I’ll admit that I typically pass by off-the-shoulder-anything on the rack, so again, I’m happy Kaley sent me something that would traditionally be out of my comfort zone. The fit is perfect; the shift silhouette is comfortable and hits right above my knee. And the material is a stretchy jersey knit, so it can be worn casually but also dressed up with different shoes and accessories. Today, I’ve decided to wear this dress casually, pairing it with the Steve Madden sandals I kept from last month’s Trunk Club. I love all the ruffles!
The elastic ruffled neckline is super comfortable and I don’t feel as if it is going to move or shift. And the sleeves are also ruffled, which creates a cute second layer of flutter. The only thing I’m torn on is the color. I normally steer away from navy since I prefer black, but unfortunately, this dress is only available in navy blue. And for $88, can I justify keeping a cute dress I may or may not reach for?
Lush Dip Dye Gauze Dress – Cost to keep: $45
Before I opened my Trunk Club box, Kaley sent a message noting a bathing suit cover-up. I totally thought this dress was the cover-up when I styled it, but I’ve come to realize it’s actually a dress! It is a gauzy knitted slip dress with a neutral dip-dyed color scheme. It’s absolutely beautiful, but not sure I am comfortable wearing this as a slip dress. Although it hits right above the knee, the neckline is more revealing than I’m comfortable with, and then there’s the back:
It’s so open!
The spaghetti straps run down the back neckline and tie in the back. So although the straps can be adjusted, I’m not feeling super confident with the idea of wearing this as a dress. I may have to treat it as a bathing suit cover-up after all 🙂
La Blanca Island Fare V-Neck Cover Up Tunic in White – Cost to keep: $99
Here’s the cover-up! And it is gorgeous, definitely the nicest cover-up I’ve ever considered. It is made of a white gauzy cotton, with a deep v-neck and bell sleeves. But what is really striking is the crochet trim. It is high-quality and beautifully made.
There are side slits and this tunic is super comfortable on. I can totally see wearing this to the beach!
There’s a definite sheerness so whether worn as a tunic to dinner or cover-up to the beach, I’d be sure to layer appropriately!
Free People Upstate Stripe Tee – Cost to keep: $68
When I first pulled this striped top out of the box, I was like “This is huge, there’s no way this is the right size!” And then I looked at the tag and exclaimed, “It’s a size smaller?!” It’s true. This cotton tunic is one size smaller than I typically wear, but way oversized in look. From just above the elbows and down, the sleeve is super fitted, which kind of saves this for me.
The v-neck is deep enough that I would wear this with a camisole or tank top, especially because it has a tendency to fall off one shoulder. This top is oddly growing on me!
But what I love the most is the cocoon tunic hem. It’s oversized in the torso and hips thanks to side insets but then tapers at the hem. This is the perfect top for traveling since I typically get cold on planes and like to be comfortable.
Levi’s Wedgie High Waist Denim Shorts – Cost to keep: $69.50
Trunk Club also sent a couple shorts options this month, which I was excited to try on. The first pair is from Levi’s and a nice quality light-washed denim. They’re high waisted which I appreciate, with the right amount of distressing and fraying, but I have, to be honest, these shorts live up to their name…wedgie! They fit so high on my waist that they are super short on me and borderline indecent. These are a definite no-go.
TopShop Ripped Mom Shorts – Cost to keep: $60
I can not get over the name of these jeans! From a fit perspective, this medium-washed denim fits high on the waist, but not at all in a stereotypical ‘mom jean’ way. They’re actually quite awesome in both fit and length. But the distressing is over the top. I’ve never worn anything with this much tear and shredding and I could see my upper thigh through the tears, which I am not ok with. Unfortunately, I’m not going to keep these either.
Verdict: All said, I’m really happy with this month’s Trunk Club. I felt this box was nicely curated, touching on various needs for traveling or vacationing. There were a couple options for each clothing or shoe category and the price points once again felt balanced. I’m definitely keeping the Articles of Society jeans and Free People top and considering the Sam Edelman loafers, La Blanca cover-up, and Felicity & Coco dress.
For the $25 styling fee (which includes free shipping and returns), I feel Trunk Club is an easy process start to finish and a low-risk way to discovering high-quality brands and trends. You will definitely pay more out of pocket for the styles you keep, but you’re guaranteed Nordstrom brands.
What do you think of Trunk Club? What did you receive this month?