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Trunk Club for Women Subscription Review – May 2017

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Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - 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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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 Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.)

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.”

Check out all of our Trunk Club reviews and the Women’s Clothing Subscription Box Directory!

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Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

My box arrived with a packet of info and shipping materials for anything I decide to return.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Here’s a view of the ankle length denim paired with the backless loafers. So casual and cool and perfect for strolling Parisian streets!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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?

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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:

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

It’s so open!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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 🙂

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

There are side slits and this tunic is super comfortable on. I can totally see wearing this to the beach!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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!

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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.

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

Trunk Club Women's Clothing Subscription Box - May 2017

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?

Written by Sara McClelland

Sara McClelland

Sara received a gift subscription to Birchbox in 2013 and has been intrigued by (ok, obsessed with) discovery and fashion boxes ever since. Her basset hound, Oliver, is a huge fan of Barkbox, too.

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

16 Comments

  1. Sara where are those tan and black ankle boots from? I LOVE them! 🙂

    • I got them on Modcloth.com a few years ago!

  2. This reminds me that I have not done a trunk in awhile.

    But, I am not going to pay for any distressed denim. That is so not me. I may request specifically not to get it. I have a hard enough time with jeans (why must they all include spandex or elastane?) as it is. And distressed jeans are so not work-appropriate.

  3. Sara, you make everything look great! That tunic looks amazing with the black leggings and tank! I don’t have half the style or creativity but it makes me really want to try this styling service. Thanks for the great review and feel free to do more clothing subs for us!

    • Thanks so much, Kassie!

  4. I LOVE Salvation Army.It has been my go to for jeans for years.I am uncomfortable spending that much money for that much distress.

  5. I really like this trunk.

    I have to mention how awesome that slip dress and V neck are. Man, that dress just looks really nice on you. There is something about that way the colors are done and in the colors they chose that I am just loving. And the V-neck…! Man, that is definitely a great too for wearing on a plane or curling up with a good book on a rainy day with a cup if tea. Love it!

    • I agree Kaley curated a nice box this month! Everything complimented each other well 🙂

  6. Yesterday I went to The Salvation Army by me. I got two pairs of shoes, dresses, skirts, work clothes, jeans, summer clothes, etc. (all name brand — Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, GAP, Express, Splendid). I spent $80 for at least 25 things… Enough said.

    • That’s pretty awesome. Is that a typical haul for you? I have never had any such luck at second hand places; however, I am short and plus size so maybe that’s why…?

      • The trick to thrift shopping is to go to the stores in or near the swanky neighborhoods. I used to have a job that I had to dress really well for and I did all my shopping at Goodwill near the nicest neighborhood in my town (Austin, TX).

        I’d get $300 designer purses for $10, shoes for $8, and all sorts of clothes with tags still on them for $5 a shirt and $8 for pants. I even got a designer cocktail dress and a jacket for $15 at Christmastime. Both still had the original tags on them and would have cost me $485 new. I work in a casual environment now, so I can wear scrubs or jeans. I don’t need to shop there anymore. I kind of miss it!

        • Yes, you’re completely right about everything you said! 🙂

        • Thanks for the tips!

      • I am short also — I’m 5’1″ on a good day, and weigh about 95 lbs. I find a LOT of things; however, I also spend several hours there when I go. I only get items that look close to new or are brand new. Yesterday everything with a tan tag was an additional 60% off, and white tags were 25% off, so I picked mostly things with those colored tags. I only go several times a year, as I don’t spend a ton of money on clothes/shoes (I’d rather have a nice bag and beauty products). When I do go, I get a LOT of good things for a little bit of money! I LOVE nice things, but don’t have the budget for Nordstrom, so I just look for brand-name items at the thrift store. It’s fun for me!!

        • Sounds like spending some time looking for stuff is really worth it. I’m glad you found lots if cool stuff. 🙂

          • Thanks, Loba!!! You’re SO sweet! <3

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