If you’ve stopped by the blog recently or follow Crazy Together on Facebook or Instagram, you probably already know that I’ve been working really hard to make healthier lifestyle choices. I started my path toward healthier living at the beginning of December and have been happy to slowly chisel away at the weight I have gained in the past twelve months. I began a daily exercise routine for the first time in years and realized that the only fitness-oriented clothing I owned were a few pairs of leggings. I desperately needed new workout clothes and quickly arranged for activewear shipments from Wantable and Trunk Club at the same time. I posted the review of my Wantable Active Edit on the blog last month, and I’m finally back with the Trunk Club activewear review that I’ve been promising to share. I took the photos for today’s post very early in my new healthy routine after I had been adjusting my diet and working out for just one week. A few of the photos make me cringe at the thought of anyone seeing them, but this is who I am and where I’m at right now (or at least, where I was 4 weeks ago). If you need some new fitness clothes or just really love activewear, today’s post is for you!
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What is Trunk Club and How Does it Work?
If you made it all the way down here on the post and are still reading, you’re either a really big fan of Trunk Club, are completely starved of try-on reviews on our blog and desperate to soak up every word, or just curious about what the service is and how it all works. I’m going to guess that you just want more information about Trunk Club, so here’s everything you need to know in a nutshell:
- Trunk Club is a personal styling service for Men and Women.
- Trunk Club is a branch of Nordstrom, which means that all the styles are available at Nordstrom.com. You can redeem Nordstrom gift cards during checkout at trunkclub.com or in the Trunk Club app. Even better yet, Nordy club members can earn rewards each time they make a Trunk Club purchase.
- Like most styling services, there is a fee to get started. In this case, customers pay a $25 styling fee right before the Trunk ships, which Trunk Club automatically deducts from the price of any items you purchase during checkout. Shipping and returns are free.
- Once your Trunk arrives, it will contain 10-12 items hand-picked for you. Customers have 5 days to try everything on and checkout via trunkclub.com or the Trunk Club app.
- My favorite thing about Trunk Club is that they honor Nordstrom sale prices! If an item in your Trunk is on sale at Nordstrom, the sale price will be reflected on the item in your Trunk. They also price match Nordstrom prices for 14 days after your purchase (just in case the item goes on sale after you check out from Trunk Club).
- Another amazing Trunk Club feature that sets them apart from the competition is that your stylist will provide a preview of your trunk before it ships. At that point, you can review each item in your Trunk and choose to keep the items or have them removed from your Trunk. You can also opt to cancel the Trunk before it ships and save the $25 styling fee. Even if you choose to keep your Trunk, you can request that your stylist add a few more surprise items to your Trunk when it arrives.
- Trunk Club has an AMAZING referral program. If you sign up for Trunk Club using my referral link and schedule your first Trunk, you and I will both automatically receive a $50 Trunk Club credit. After you’re a customer, you will have access to your own referral link that you can share with family and friends to keep earning credits to spend on future Trunks.
Now that you’re all caught up on how Trunk Club works, let’s take a peek at what came in my activewear Trunk!
Sweaty Betty Pacesetter Run Tank
My Trunk Club stylist sent several legging, shoe, and sports bra options this month, but only one lightweight top for working out: the Pacesetter Run Tank from Sweaty Betty ($58), and it was one of the first pieces I tried on. The athletic tank was cute, comfortable, flattering, and breathable with great coverage in the back.
The Black Cherry color wasn’t my absolute favorite color, but I appreciated the fact that it wasn’t a crazy bright color. Priced at nearly $60, this top definitely cost more than I would usually spend out of pocket, but I decided to use some of my Trunk Club credit and add the Pacesetter Run Tank to my closet. At this moment, the black cherry color is not available, but I linked several other color options. Bonus! The pink color is currently ON SALE for about $35. Just act quickly because it’s selling fast.
SHOP THE PACESETTER TANK
Sweaty Betty Power Workout Leggings
I paired the Power Workout Leggings from Sweaty Betty ($100) with the Pacesetter Run Tank to create a basic outfit for working out. The leggings were comfortable with light compression and made of a fabric that seems to have great moisture-wicking properties and (most importantly) didn’t become see-thru when I bent over or did a squat.
The tortoise print was a bit bold for my taste, but I decided to keep the leggings anyway since they fit great and the colors were neutral. The Power Workout Leggings had a pocket on one side that’s large enough to hold an iPhone 11. I was surprised to discover that the leggings also had a zipper pocket at the waist in the back that could conveniently hold a phone, spare key, or other small essential items.
You can get the Power Workout Leggings from Nordstrom, but the selection at Sweaty Betty online is much better. Many more colors are available, and you can choose between full length or 7/8 length leggings. And just like Nordstrom, shipping and returns from Sweaty Betty are free.
SHOP POWER WORKOUT LEGGINGS
Nike React Miler Running Shoe
You may have noticed the brand new white sneakers on my feet for these photos. I desperately needed some new shoes for working out and asked my stylist to please send some my way. I was thrilled to find two new pairs of sneakers in my Trunk Club fitness box and tried on the React Miler Running Shoe from Nike ($130) right away.
The React Miler Running Shoes were cute, but bulkier than I need for my 30-minute workouts at home. They were also a running shoe and I am not a runner, nor do I have any aspirations to take up running because it’s too hard on my joints. I didn’t love or need the Nike shoes (especially not for $130) so these were definitely going back to Nordstrom, but I couldn’t help but notice that they definitely put a spring in my step as I was trying them out around the house.
SHOP THE LOOK
Alo Refresh Mock Neck Sweatshirt
I usually exercise in a tank top or short-sleeve shirt, but I always like to keep a warm layer on my arms before and after my workouts, which is why I was glad to see a few sweatshirts included in my Trunk Club fitness box. First up was the Refresh Mock Neck Sweatshirt from Alo ($108). I wasn’t too sure about the shirt at first glance. The color wasn’t one that I usually gravitate toward and it looked really big.
Once I tried the shirt on, though, I could see its redeeming qualities. The Refresh Mock Neck Sweatshirt was cuter than I expected and I liked the mock neck detail, which made the shirt feel more special than a regular sweatshirt. As you probably expect, the fabric was soft and warm. Despite all of that, the price was high and I didn’t love the color. This shirt was going back to Trunk Club.
Chestnut may not have been my favorite color for the Refresh Mock Neck Sweatshirt, but lots of other people must have loved it because that particular color is completely sold out online. I also noticed that Nordstrom carries a different sweatshirt from Alo that looks a little lighter weight at a lower price point. I’m including it in the carousel below in case you’re curious!
SHOP THE LOOK
Alo Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings
If it looks like I’m suddenly wearing leggings that are the exact same color as the Alo Sweatshirt, you are absolutely right. My Trunk Club stylist sent a pair of Alo Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings ($114) in the same Chestnut color. I never wear tops and bottoms that are part of a matching set and I definitely couldn’t imagine dressing from top to bottom in a brownish fitness outfit, so I ditched the sweatshirt and paired the Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings with an Alo sports bra and some cute gray Adidas shoes that also came in my Trunk.
Dessa had been playing upstairs during my little photo shoot, but she came down as I finished trying on this outfit and exclaimed “Mommy! I love your brown pants!” She then proceeded to run up and stroke my legs while I modeled the leggings.
I didn’t share Dessa’s enthusiasm for the Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings, mostly because I didn’t care for the color, but I can say that they were very soft, had great stretch, and were quite comfortable to wear. Although the chestnut color is technically a neutral, I prefer gray and black tones. These were definitely going back to Trunk Club.
Alosoft Serenity Bra
Now about that sports bra: I had requested a few sports bras in my Trunk Club box and was eager to try on the gray Alosoft Serenity Bra from Alo ($62). The bra was comfortable and fit well. I liked the gray color and appreciated that the bra was long enough to add a little extra coverage without rolling up. But the material was thicker than you would expect and I didn’t like the idea of wearing a heavy bra while I get all sweaty during a workout. I ultimately decided to send the Alosoft Serenity Bra back to Trunk Club and as I looked back on these photos now, it doesn’t really look like the bra was doing much in the anti-droop department. I’m glad I decided to send it back.
SHOP THE LOOK
Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker
Remember how I asked my Trunk Club stylist to send a pair of sneakers but I was disappointed with the Nike pair that came my way? The disappointment immediately disappeared when I tried on the Adidas Swift Run X Sneaker (on sale for $63). These shoes were good. They fit great and were very comfortable. Best of all, they were light gray – which is basically the color version of my love language. Best of all, the sneakers were ON SALE at the time for $51! The price was right and these were definite keepers. I’ve been keeping an eye on these shoes and the price has been rising since I purchased my pair. They’re currently on sale at Zappos for $63, but I’m not sure how long that price will stay low. Grab the shoes fast if you are interested!
I didn’t have an opportunity to get an up-close photo of the shoes during my try-on, but I’ve been wearing these shoes for every single workout since I tried them on and grabbed a photo after one of my workouts last week.
Zella Women’s Amazing Cinch Waist Pullover
I noticed two things when I first slipped the Women’s Amazing Cinch Waist Pullover from Zella ($69) over my head: how incredibly warm and soft it is and that I felt sort of like an elf wearing it. Not necessarily like one of Santa’s elves; more like one of the elves from Lord of the Rings. When I first saw this top, I thought for sure it was destined to be sent back because the cut of the sweatshirt was so unusual. But the longer I wore it, the more the Women’s Amazing Cinch Waist Pullover grew on me. Yes, the fit is a little boxy, but the drawstring waist helps keep things cinched so you can tell that I actually have a figure underneath.
The Women’s Amazing Cinch Waist Pullover is incredibly warm and cozy, which is why I simply couldn’t return it. This top was a keeper and quickly became an essential item to rotate into my wardrobe – I now wear it at least twice a week because it’s one of the warmest and softest shirts in my closet. As an added bonus, when I wear the pullover with a pair of fleece-lined leggings and my new tennis shoes, it looks like I’m dressed for fitness, rather than coziness.
Sweaty Betty PowerSculpt Workout 7/8 Leggings
I was pleasantly surprised to see a second pair of Sweaty Betty leggings to try on in my Trunk Club activewear box. This time it was the PowerSculpt Workout 7/8 Leggings (marked down from $100 to $60!). Just like the tortoise print pair I tried on earlier, these had great compression and were very comfortable, with the added bonus of convenient pockets. This dark shade of blue was about as much color as I felt comfortable incorporating into my neutral-colored wardrobe. I seriously considered keeping this pair, but ultimately decided to send them back and keep the tortoise print leggings. In hindsight, I totally wish I had kept the blue since it was such a beautiful shade. The good news is that this pair of leggings is currently marked down 40% (from $100 down to $60) at Nordstrom.com. Grab them while you can!
SHOP THE LOOK
Sweaty Betty Stamina Longline Sports Bra
Remember at the beginning of this post when I said some of the photos made me cringe? I’ve got a big, awkward body moment coming your way, courtesy of an unflattering camera angle and a compression bra that is not suited to my body shape at this time. The offending bra was a black Stamina Longline Sports Bra from Sweaty Betty ($44), which I wholeheartedly do not recommend for any woman trying to work off some extra weight from their stomach and midsection.
Most of my workouts are low to medium impact, so I don’t need a lot of compression for my level of activity. And I don’t care much for compression bras because I think they’re incredibly uncomfortable. My Trunk Club stylist doesn’t really know much about my daily workouts so I can’t blame her for sending the Stamina Longline Sports Bra my way. She actually specifically mentioned that it can double as a sports bra and a top because of its longline design. I was pretty excited to try the sports bra on for the little bit of extra coverage, but my excitement quickly dissipated once I had it on. As I said, the Stamina Longline Sports Bra had a lot of compression and it put up a good fight for holding everything down and in place. The only issue was that my belly is a little too round, so the tank literally rolled away from the bulges and got rolled up all the way around my torso. It wasn’t a good look and I wasn’t comfortable in the least. This sports bra was getting returned for sure.
That’s the end of my Trunk Club activewear try-on and you probably noticed that the photos were becoming distinctly off-center at the end of my review. That’s because Dessa suddenly took a great interest in my camera and tripod while I was finishing up the last few photos for this post. She wanted to help take pictures (a task for which she is a great assistant) but the silly girl kept bumping into my tripod and knocking the view a little more off-center each time she tried to help.
It’s a good thing I was just about ready to wrap things up when she came along to help. Otherwise, she probably would have knocked me out of the frame completely! Dessa truly wants to have a part in every single thing she sees me do at home. It’s a tough job to juggle a household and two young kids while trying to squeeze in a little work on the blog and be diligent about my health, but I’m trying my best and have been so pleased to start seeing results in a short amount of time. I’ve lost about 6 pounds and there is a notable improvement in how comfortably my pants fit. Having new fitness clothes has been great for helping me stay motivated, especially for my early morning workouts. You can read more about my fitness journey in this blog post.
The Activewear I Kept and Returned from My Trunk Club Box
There were some great hits and a few significant misses from my latest Trunk Club box, but I was happy to try on so many activewear options and have been getting great use from the items I decided to keep. Here’s a quick recap of what I kept and sent back to Trunk Club this month:
Pacesetter Run Tank from Sweaty Betty ($58) – keep
Power Workout Leggings from Sweaty Betty ($100) – keep
React Miler Running Shoe from Nike ($130) – return
Refresh Mock Neck Sweatshirt from Alo ($108) – return
Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings from Alo ($114)
Alosoft Serenity Bra from Alo ($62) – return
Swift Run X Sneaker from Adidas ($51) – keep
Women’s Amazing Cinch Waist Pullover from Zella ($69) – keep
Click any of the images below to shop your favorite items from this month’s Trunk!