The struggle of adding a super cute pair of leggings to your cart (only to realize upon delivery that they totally don’t fit) or buying that dress that seemed like a good idea in the dressing room (only to realize it’s totally not you when you get home) is all too real.
Trunk Club, the on-demand personal stylist service, is on a mission to change all that—one expertly curated Trunk at a time. And the magic is in the personalization process.
“Women are busier than ever. They know they want to look good, but a lot of times they need help,” says Lisey Barela, Trunk Club head of styling in Chicago. “We’re here to help you find clothes that look great on you and help you feel confident in any situation, from everyday work attire to a special occasion.”
“We really get to know the people we’re working with, their fit challenges, and what pieces make them feel confident.”
And yes, that includes athleisure. Here’s how it works: After filling out an online profile, you’re hooked up with an in-the-know style advisor whose job is to get to know you (basically your own fashion godmother).
“Everything we do is customized and tailored to what our customer is looking to add to their wardrobe,” says Barela. “We really get to know the people we’re working with, their fit challenges, and what pieces make them feel confident.”
From there, you can chat with your stylist on the phone, online, or face-to-face at one of the Trunk Club Clubhouse locations (gorgeous showrooms where you can try on clothes IRL) in cities including Boston, New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. Your stylist sends you a digital preview of hand-picked items for your Trunk, and you can make swaps as you see fit within the Trunk Club app.
Once you approve, it’ll be shipped straight to your door within a week. You’ll have five days to try everything on (you only pay for what you keep, with a $25 styling fee credited toward your purchase), and you can send back anything that you don’t absolutely love with free shipping. Goodbye, crazy return hassles.
Keep reading for more reasons why you’ll want to sign up ASAP—and to take a peek at the chic pieces you can snag this season.
1. When you go through more leggings and sweats than regular pants
If you’ve ever skipped the gym because your best-fitting leggings were in the hamper, Trunk Club’s Activewear Trunk is here to keep your fitness goals on track. Whether you’re trying to shave time off your fastest mile or prefer sun salutations, your stylist will curate your haul based on your usual workout routine.
What will you find inside? Premium selections from brands like Nike, Adidas, and Patagonia—including on-trend details (hello, floral and mesh cut outs) and next-gen performance fabrics.
2. When you have nothing to wear between seasons
When you’ve been wearing oversized sweaters and boots for months, figuring out how to dress yourself when it’s suddenly 70 degrees (but still weirdly cold in the morning) feels ridiculously difficult—but it doesn’t have to be.
That’s where Trunk Club’s Lightweight Layers Trunk comes in. With a few savvy pieces (like versatile camo jackets and breezy chambray button-downs) you’ll have layering essentials to wear on rotation. Plus, you’ll also score pre-styled outfit ideas to make every slip-on shoe and accessory instantly vibe with your style.
3. When you have an upcoming vacay, interview, or wedding
Tap one of Trunk Club’s stylists to help you in those crucial I-don’t-know-what-to-wear-moments (without paying a huge personal-stylist fee). Got an interview for your dream job? A destination wedding? A getaway where you’ll be taking tons of pics? Nailing the right look equals an instant confidence boost.
For the latter, you’re going to want Trunk Club’s Beach Vacation Trunk. From cute sandals that won’t give you blisters to minimalist swimwear and chic sunglasses, the only thing you’ll have to remember is your passport. Consider this your new summer hack.
Photos: Trunk Club
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