The Vanilla Aesthetic Is Making a Comeback for Winter—34 Cozy Buys You Need

It's so easy to copy.

The Vanilla Aesthetic Is Making a Comeback for Winter—34 Cozy Buys You Need

Now that it's November, my Instagram feed is looking a lot more wintry. Whenever I scroll through it, I see everyone putting up decorations, stringing lights, baking seasonal treats, and attending festive events such as Who What Wear's Holiday House. So I figured it was time to upgrade to a chicer, more minimalist wardrobe for the season. Enter the vanilla aesthetic. You've probably seen it on TikTok: cozy fabrics in shades of snowy white, creamy ivory, and trendy ecru with touches of luxe gold. This way of simple, monochromatic dressing is super easy to copy and basically ensures that you'll always look expensive and put-together. Keep reading to shop my top picks along with some of my winter beauty must-haves.

The twisted front is so cute. I'll be styling this with the ALO Airlift Leggings ($128) and Ugg Ultra Minis ($160).

When I apply this body cream, I feel like I'm enveloping myself in a creamy coconut cloud. 

A hydrating conditioner is essential to prevent breakage. This one is a holy grail for dry, fine hair.

I'm loving the wide leg on these.

How adorable is this pom-pom beanie?

This silky-smooth lip balm has a sweet vanilla flavor that I can't get enough of.

Skims's loungewear is elite. This playsuit is perfect for a cozy day at home.

A luxe cashmere scarf will be a staple in your winter wardrobe. This one is less than $200.

The most perfect joggers if you ask me.

You can fit all your essentials in here. I love the winter white colorway.

With notes of Tahitian vanilla bean and rich coconut milk, this candle truly smells like heaven.

This dainty, pointelle-knit top is so precious. Pair it with jeans, a beanie, and your favorite jacket for an easy winter outfit.

No lie, I'm wearing this plush sherpa jacket 99% of the time.

I'm swapping my go-to vanilla fragrance for this warmer, spicier scent.

The coziest scarf you'll ever wear thanks to a combo of mohair and wool.

If you don't have faux fur lining on your winter boots, you're doing it wrong.

A white cable-knit sweater is my absolute favorite winter staple.

I'm shamelessly gifting myself with this. I'm in love with the iconic Delina fragrance.

I adore the pearl accent.

TikTok's coziest shoes. I highly suggest you get them now while they're still in stock.

Faux fur makes these mittens feel so luxe. I'm shocked that they're only $39.

White leather and gold accents are always a winning combo for me.

We still need sunglasses in the winter. I would wear gold accessories with these.

I'll be wearing this frosty vanilla highlight all winter long. Pop it onto the inner corner of your eye and brow bone to instantly brighten your eyes.

A winter wardrobe isn't complete without a puffer jacket. This white one is so fitting for the vanilla aesthetic.  

Silk scrunchies are the only kind I'll wear.

I already have three of these Paloma bras, but I just have to get this ivory one, too.

The chicest pajama top you'll ever find.

You can never have too many fuzzy socks. I'm adding these to my cart immediately.

Tip: I always buy men's sweatshirts for the perfect oversize fit. This one is literally $11, so you should definitely get it.

Every fashion person has this hand cream in their bag. 

This trendy bouclé-knit wool beanie will keep you warm. Wear it with the matching Wool-Blend Bouclé Scarf ($495).

Creamy jasmine, rich vanilla orchid, and sweet Brazilian tonka come together in this delectable fragrance.

Everyone knows that Barefoot Dreams blankets are the best of the best.