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The Starter Trunk

The top 10 foundational pieces every closet needs.

A woman wearing three different outfits and standing next to a stack of Nordstrom Trunk Club Trunks.
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Trying out trends is fun, but a well-curated closet is all about the essentials. With a wardrobe built on timeless, great-fitting favorites, your outfit options are endless and you never have to ask yourself if something’s still in style. The Starter Trunk makes it easy to stock your closet with all the staples, all at once—and since they’re handpicked just for you, everything will reflect your personal style. To give you an idea of what you can expect, personal stylist Destiny rounded up the 10 key pieces that belong in every closet.

A women's khaki-colored trench coat.

Trench Coat

The classic trench is an ideal outfit-completer, pulling every look together in an instant. Plus, it’s light enough for warm-weather wear and easy to layer when it starts to cool off. 


A slipdress is a closet chameleon. Throw on a light sweater and you’re all set for day, then swap in sandals and accessories for date night. For extra pop, pick an all-over print.

A zebra-print slipdress.
A women's oversized blazer with a plaid pattern.


A double-breasted blazer adds instant polish for work, but it can easily handle happy hour too. When paired with a white tee and jeans, it’s the ultimate in casual chic.


Breezy knits can make sweater season a year-round thing. You'll want to keep one handy for your post-sunset strolls and run-ins with the office air conditioner.

A women's light-purple sweater.
A women's striped button-up shirt.

Button-Up Shirt

A crisp cotton button-up looks perfectly pulled together, whether you’re wearing it tucked into trousers or flowing over your most distressed denim.


Jeans are the foundation of your everyday wardrobe—and they can be the hardest thing to shop for. Our fit experts are here to help you find the perfect pair.

Women’s light-wash jeans with fringed hems.
Women’s faux-leather shorts.


Fresh details take a sunny-day staple to the next level. And you don’t have to save them for the weekend—with the right styling they can be perfect for work.

Crossbody Bag

Here’s an easy way to work color into your closet. Bright, clean-lined accessories like this can go casual or dressy, and they’ll add a jolt that elevates every look.

A green and yellow crossbody bag with snakeskin embossing.
Women's pointed-toe mules with chain detail.


Subtle accents add a little drama to a sophisticated silhouette, making it just right for day, night and everything in between.


White sneakers nail that balance between timeless and ultrafresh. They can skew sporty, minimalist or edgy depending on the outfit—either way, they’re always cool.

Low-top sneakers with a platform sole.
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