I’m sure many of you have heard of Trunk Club but if you haven’t, get ready for a pleasant surprise. Trunk Club launched in 2010 as a men’s clothing shopping experience. Trunk Club initially offered men the option to select handpicked clothing by a stylist and then return the trunk with the items they didn’t want.
Since then, Trunk Club has evolved into a fashion powerhouse that styles both men and women. It is also now part of the Nordstrom family and allows you to earn your loyalty points after you shop. With Trunk Club Clubhouses in Chicago, Dallas, New York, Los Angeles, Washington, DC and Boston, Trunk Club has made finding the right look with the help of a stylist an easy fete.
I had the pleasure of stopping by the Chicago Clubhouse to find the perfect looks for summer and I have to say, I didn’t really know much about Trunk Club after its redesign of offering men and women’s clothing. Yet, I was pleasantly surprised and I’m now a fan. I decided to write this post about how to shop at Trunk Club to help you as well. If you’re like me and you were living under a rock, this post will help you enhance your style. Trunk Club and my stylist, Sarah, has made shopping a piece of cake. Let me tell you how.
Your first step towards fashion glory is setting up an online profile which takes about a minute. You can even download the app (it’s free). Next, you will have a series of questions to gauge your style. Per your responses, your stylist can now pull looks based on your preferences. You even have the option to create a Pinterest board to share with your stylist so she can further gauge your personal style. Sarah sent me an email after she received my profile to ask a few more questions before she began working her magic.
After you complete your profile online, your stylist begins pulling looks. You have the option to request a trunk to be delivered to you. If you are a Nordstrom cardmember, your $25 styling fee is credited to whatever you decide to keep. After you agree to the items your stylist has selected for you, a trunk will be delivered directly to your front doorstep.
Isn’t this the most convenient service? Also, Trunk Club isn’t a subscription service so you can order a trunk whenever you like. You simply send your stylist a message and order a trunk whenever you are ready for your next shopping spree. Now I see why Trunk Club was initially created for men. Typically, men aren’t huge fans of shopping, so Trunk Club has taken the angst out of it. Plus, women are a lot like men in that we enjoy the convenience too. Mothers of small children may not have the free time to get away, so a trunk delivery is perfect.
If you are like me and you want to see things in person, in-person styling is for you. I scheduled an in-person styling session with Sarah. First, let me just say the Chicago Clubhouse is absolutely beautiful. It has a full-service bar for coffee or a cocktail. Sarah greeted me and took me upstairs to the women’s floor. It has the feel of a well-decorated living room. You feel like you’re right at home. I also just love the natural light that comes inside the loft.
Sarah had a rolling rack set up with the looks she pulled for me. This is where I became blown away. Let me explain. I described my style as classic, boho and a little edgy. It’s truly who I am and it can be hard to nail my style but Sarah did with every single look.
My first look was a casual one. She pulled a Rails strawberry print button down shirt and Mother kick flare high waist jeans. By the way, I hope the high waist trend never goes away. Anyway, this was the cutest look for my everyday casual style. I only look like my blog photos when I basically have a photoshoot or an event. My everyday look calls for casual and comfortable. After all, I only have a small window to get ready before dropping Clark and Stone off at school. This look fits the bill. It’s so cute and casual. Other casual looks that I loved included a yellow Veronica Beard blazer and jeans, a DVF snakeskin print silk blouse and white jeans and a chambray Veronica Beard blazer.
Due to summer being loaded with events, Sarah pulled looks for me for special occasions – date nights, vacation and weddings. I’m not sure where to begin as I loved absolutely everything. I’ll start with the Self-Portrait floral print dress. I love this black dress with pastel flowers and the neckline. I can dress it up or down. Here, I’m wearing it to a wedding, but I could very easily wear it to lunch with sneakers to meet the mom squad.
My date night stunner included another Self-Portrait dress. The black and white polka dot one-shoulder stunner is perfect for a night on the town. It’s like a shift dress with an edge. I have this print in a top by Self-Portrait so I was so happy to find it as a dress as well. The print is so versatile and it’s perfect for summer weddings or nights on the rooftop with your mom squad.
In addition to lovely clothes, Trunk Club also carries accessories. Sarah pulled bags, shoes and jewelry to complete my looks. I would also like to add the Trunk Club Chicago Clubhouse is in close proximity to the Nordstrom Michigan Avenue store. Therefore, Sarah was able to pull things from the store for my in-person styling appointment. She can even help style you for special occasions like weddings. The bride can find her dress with her Trunk Club stylist thanks to Nordstrom’s amazing wedding dress collections.
How To Shop At Trunk Club
I hope reading about how to shop at Trunk Club was as much fun as it was for me shopping there. I had so much fun with Sarah and I simply couldn’t leave without buying the Veronica Beard chambray blazer. I’ve worn it a ton of times and so many ways. I even shot in it while in London and posted to Instagram here.
Trunk Club makes shopping fun. Whether online or in person, a stylist can help you find what you’re looking for. The website even curates lookbooks depending on your styling needs. If you’re in a style rut or you need someone to help you for an event, Trunk Club is for you. You can thank me later.
This post is sponsored but all opinions and experiences are my own!
Photography: Collin Pierson