Less is more: how to capture the Vanilla Girl aesthetic

In a world filled with new trends and styles every week, let’s dial it back and meet the vanilla girl – the queen of simplicity and the epitome of the ‘clean’ look.

In this aesthetic, minimalism reigns supreme, so your choice of eyewear is key to either matching this vibe or spicing up the minimalist look. 

What is a ‘vanilla girl’?

So who exactly is the vanilla girl, and what defines her aesthetic? In her fashion choices, the vanilla girl gravitates towards timeless designs and classic silhouettes that stand the test of time.

She opts for quality over quantity, investing in wardrobe staples that seamlessly transition from season to season. When it comes to eyewear, she explores glasses that embody the same principles of uncomplicated elegance, seeking frames that enhance her natural beauty without overpowering her overall look.

Minimalist glasses

Crafted with clean lines, minimalist frames like Kylie Minogue Fever are designed for those who appreciate the beauty of refinement.

Adding a dash of femininity to your style, their deep, rounded shape evokes classic cat-eye charm which is accentuated by a dipped bridge and elegantly upturned corners.

The delicate pink tones add a gentle pop of colour without overwhelming the overall vanilla girl aesthetic, while the clear frames maintain a clean and polished appearance.

Statement sunglasses

While minimalist glasses excel at embodying the vanilla girl aesthetic, a bold pair of spectacles can enhance any vanilla-inspired ensemble.

These stylish Specsavers Portrush Sun RX sunglasses are the perfect accessory for the classic, understated fashionista.

Their sleek design effortlessly complements the clean lines of the vanilla girl’s wardrobe, adding just the right amount of extra detail without overpowering the refined style.

Whether you’re rocking a crisp white shirt and tailored trousers, or a little black dress, these oversized, rose-gold sunglasses are a great way to elevate your look.

If you’re seeking a bolder, more daring frame, opt for the Tommy Hilfiger TH Sun RX 48 sunglasses.

These pretty-in-pink shades are your go-to for spicing up the vanilla girl vibe.

Alongside their eye-catching appearance, the ultra-sleek sides proudly display the Tommy logo and feature glossy tortoiseshell acetate temple tips, for a fun yet professional look.

Pair with mid-waist light blue jeans, a tailored blazer and small gold or silver hoop earrings for the ultimate clean-cut look.

If you love a splash of ultra-feminine pink to jazz up your wardrobe, be sure to check out our recent article on coquette eyewear and explore the range!

Neutrals are the new Black

Neutral hues are a timeless wardrobe staple, and the beauty of it all? They seamlessly transition through every season.

Take these Specsavers Tech Specs 34 as an example.

The clear frames feature a beautiful rich-brown caramel tint with super-slim beige metal sides; the perfect combination for an understated look.

Bronze stands as a true neutral in the realm of colour. Its warm, earthy tones effortlessly blend with various palettes, making it a versatile choice for any wardrobe.

With their ultra-feminine deep bronze oval frames, these Specsavers Juanita glasses show sophistication with a contemporary twist.

The textured diamond-shaped inlays truly catch the eye, while the three-lined vertical detail at the hinges adds depth and character to the design.

Pair with relaxed denim jeans and a cosy knit sweater. 

Looking for a neutral sun frame? We’ve got you covered.

Opt for the Marc Jacobs Sun RX 11 in the summer months.

Pair with a flowy blouse in a soft neutral shade and gold statement jewellery for the ultimate it-girl look.

Timeless silhouettes

Matching the timeless nature of a vanilla girl's wardrobe, retro round glasses stand as an enduring choice in eyewear.

With their simple yet graceful design, retro round glasses effortlessly complement the minimalist and timeless aesthetic of the vanilla girl's wardrobe, adding a touch of vintage charm to every outfit.

Pair these undeniably cool Marc Jacobs Sun RX 19 sunglasses with a long denim skirt and matching denim jacket to add a touch of casual chic vibe.

More specs this way…

Ready to give the vanilla girl aesthetic a go? Try our virtual try-on tool to see what glasses look like, all from the comfort of your home. Read our Buyer’s Guide for more information about what frames suit your hair colour and your face shape. Or, for more style and trend inspiration — visit our #LoveGlasses blog.