TikTok micro trends are shaping up to be the taste maker of clothing, make up and interiors. The newest trend to hit TikTok is the Vanilla Girl aesthetic. But what is a ‘Vanilla Girl’ and how do you get the look?
The Vanilla Girl is an evolution of 2022’s biggest aesthetic trend, the ‘Clean Girl’.
The Vanilla Girl is soft, organised and ultimately cosy.
As the cold temperatures continue and people are spending more time inside, the Vanilla Girl encapsulates everything good about staying indoors, this trend is all about self care, relaxation, organisation and ultimately, living that soft girl life.
Organic elements, effortless luxury and a neutral toned colour palette are the key style elements for this trend and can be incorporated into all areas of this style.
So, how do you become a Vanilla Girl?
Read on for our top tip for beauty, style and interiors!
The Vanilla Girl’s Beauty Style:
The Vanilla Girl is ultimately about being effortlessly chic. She invests in skin care, haircare and self care to give that effortless vibe.
As we all know, the more high maintenance you are, the less high maintenance you look. Invest in high end shampoos & conditions, such as K18 or Olaplex, to keep your hair healthy and shiny. Get regular trims and choose low maintenance hair colours closer to your natural hair colour for easy upkeep.
Styling tools like the Dyson Air Wrap can help you get that bouncy, just blown out look, while the classic GHD’s can aid you in getting that super sleek vibe.
Investing in quality skincare is the only way to get that flawless, no makeup needed looking base. During the pandemic, skincare became a focus in the beauty community, as more people were choosing skin care over makeup due to working from home. There are a huge variety of skincare brands available in a variety of price brackets to suit everyone’s pockets. Some of the most popular brands on social media that have full step skincare routines are The Ordinary, Paula’s Choice and the Inky List.
Make up should be understated and neutral, as well as hydrated. Glowy skin, sheer lip gloss and a slight shimmer to the eyes lend the Vanilla Girl the look of ‘no makeup makeup’ and won’t look too overdone. One of the most purchased makeup products for this trend is Dior’s Lip Glow Oil.
The Vanilla Girl’s Clothing Style:
As the Vanilla Girl is all about neutrals, comfort, selfcare and cosiness, her wardrobe needs to reflect this. There is also an element of luxury to the Vanilla Girl trend and this too should be considered when rehauling your wardrobe.
Athleisure wear and lounge sets are an ideal place to start when picking pieces, something in neutral tones that could be worn to a pilates class or to pick up your starbuck oat milk latte, but also for comfortable enough relaxing around the house.
Skims have some great sets for just these moments and have built the brand on being both comfortable and stylish.
Day to day wear should be simple yet chic, for colours think tans, creams and warm toned greys. Loose tailoring and thin knits are perfect for office wear while well made jeans like Ultra High Rise 90s Straight Jean are the ideal off duty vanilla girl denim. Accessorise with comfortable yet trending shoes like New Balances and the ultimate Vanilla Girl bag, the Marc Jacobs tote in beige.
Jewellery should be dainty and elegant, such as simple chains and hoop earrings, while and if your hair isn’t down it should be in a simple up do with a neutral toned claw clip, another ultimate Vanilla Girl accessory or a silk scrunchie, another 90’s revival accessory.
The Vanilla Girl’s Interior Style:
The Vanilla Girl is all about being minimal and effortless. Your interior should try to reflect this to really jump on this trend, this style’s key influencers are Scandinavian inspired shapes, organic elements and luxurious fabrics.
Neutral coloured or thin framed mirrors with a gold finish are a quick and easy way to jump on this trend. Items like this Large Round White & Gold Wall Mirror or this Large Gold Rectangle Mirror are a simple yet luxurious choice for wall mounting in any space. Adding a mirror to a room can create the illusion of space and lend a room a light and airy feeling due to their reflective nature, ideal for recreating the natural, high luxe feel of the Vanilla Girl aesthetic.
Furniture should try to incorporate contemporary design, organic fabric and glamorous details that encapsulate this look. This Pair of Beige Linen & Gold Cross Leg Bedside/Side Tables are the perfect storage choice for a Vanilla Girl. They have a simple, contemporary design, while their beige linen material hits on the organic element associated with this style. Finished off with glamorous gold detailing, these side tables tick every Vanilla Girl interiors box.
As for accessories, organic elements and minimal design are the key style notes to jump on. Home Decor pieces like this Large Jute Hanging Basket are perfect for storing throws and blankets, while minimalist ceramics like this Small White Swirl Vase can accessorise any surface space.