Welcome back to the 5 Questions With series, a way to introduce you to my favorite bloggers and businesses who may not be on your radar yet - but should be :)
Please welcome today: Tara Little, Stylist for Trunk Club.
(1) Tell us everything we need to know about Trunk Club and what it means to be a stylist for them.
Trunk Club was created to eliminate the hassle of shopping for Men! Sure we have a ton of guys who like to shop, but do they really have time to rifle through racks and try on numerous pants and shirts to find out none of them fit? Whether he is looking for an updated wardrobe, has an event he's attending or needs just a new fresh look in his wardrobe, we at Trunk Club make it as easy as possible.
There are three avenues to our business, the in house experience where our guys can come into our loft space in downtown Chicago, have a drink at our bar and try outfits on their stylist pulls for them; we have a custom team that can create suits, shirts, pants, etc.; and the third avenue are the Trunks we send out. After a quick chat on the phone, the stylist ships out a Trunk to him that suits their lifestyle! He only pays for the clothes he keeps - which are similarly priced to Bloomingdales and Nordstrom. There is no membership fee or upfront cost, shipping and handling is on us too! Trunk Club is truly hassle free.
I'm one of those annoying people who loves their job and can't help talking about it! Being a stylist is so much more than just picking clothes out, we are creating a confidence in guys that is so exciting to watch grow. We understand men's clothing, we know what sizes, colors and brands will look best on each guy. It is so rewarding when you have a guy in house who leaves knowing he looks like a million bucks. Or when you're picking out an outfit your guy is wearing on a first date or proposing to his girlfriend in, it's so exciting to be a part of that process!
(2) If we're not in Chicago, can we (or rather, our significant others!) still use the service?
Absolutely! We have so many girlfriends, wives and moms contact us to create a Trunk for him! A lot of them just want to surprise him with a special gift.
(3) Your current favorite trend in menswear?
I'm obsessed with sport coats. I think a sport coat is not only a very practical outerwear piece as we transition into Spring, but I love how they can be dressed up and dressed down, it is such a versatile piece. We have these LBM jackets that look amazing with jeans and chinos, how perfect for a casual in the office yet sexy enough for dinner out that night!
(4) Do you have a motto or favorite piece of advice you tell clients about choosing clothing?
It doesn't matter who you're wearing, as long as your clothes fit you, you'll look great!
(5) Lightning Round:
- Favorite Disney Movie? The Lion King- Dawson or Pacey? Pacey- Red or White Wine? Red in Winter and White in Summer- Favorite Dessert? Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream- Mani or Pedi? Both, a girl can't have one without the other!
Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Sign-Up for Trunk Club with Tara
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*images via Tara Little and Trunk Club