Vanilla is often seen as a negative thing, used as a term to describe boring or bland things.
But classics are classics for a reason, and sometimes simple can be more impactful than experimenting for the sake of it.
That’s the overall premise of the ‘vanilla girl’ aesthetic which is currently sweeping TikTok, with videos bearing the hashtag racking up over 99 million views.
It follows the ‘clean girl’ and ‘cosy girl’ trends that flourished over lockdown. However, where cosy girls are all about comfort and clean girls prioritise flawless minimalism, vanilla girls embody a mixture of the two.
If you’re a vanilla girl, you love snuggling up and relaxing, but wouldn’t dream of being lazy. You appreciate pared-back styles, but aren’t prepared to spend hours in front of the mirror perfecting a barely noticeable no-makeup-makeup look.
Despite your appreciation for warmth and softness, you have your life together, including a modest yet luxe skin routine, a favourite place to get an oat latte o the way to work, and an envy-worthy curated Instagram feed.