#MyMinnetonka How-To

Earlier this month a group of Minneapolis Instagrammers convened in their mocs at a local park to creatively snap and celebrate their #MyMinnetonka style.

At the InstaMeet we asked photographer Rita Farmer (@mamacita.rita) to give us a few tips on how to take the perfect #MyMinnetonka snapshot along with some other Insta-ideas to inspire your feed. 

Chase Light: It’s no secret that Golden Hour (the hour before the sun goes down) is dreamy for shooting just about anything. The long shadows, lens flare, and warm tones create a wonderful mood.

Photo by: @tanrr #ChasingLight #GoldenHour

Look Down: Taking a picture of your feet provides an interesting perspective. Play with height and visually interesting surroundings.

Photo by: @orbeq #FromWhereIStand #SuchGreatHeights

Edit: Whether you’re using Instagram’s filters or editing with another app, choose presets that enhance the natural light and tones without making it look over-done. Some of my personal favorites are VSCOcam’s F2/Mellow and C1/Vibrant. With C1, I typically use the preset at about 60-70% strength and increase the fade slightly.

Photo by: @mamacita.rita Shot with iPhone 5S, Processed with #VSCOcam F2 preset #AFewOfMyFavoriteThings

Finally, use hashtags for inspiration! The ones listed under each of the photos above are just a few that go perfectly with #MyMinnetonka snapshots.

Check out more photos from the InstaMeet at #MinnetonkaMeet_Fall2014 and be sure to Instagram your #MyMinnetonka style for the chance to win a $250 gift card and a new pair of mocs!

One Style, Two Ways: Side Zip Hidden Wedge

One Style, Two Ways: Side Zip Hidden Wedge

Signe from Signeroo and Abby from Her & Everything

Since a single Minnetonka style can be worn a million different ways, we asked bloggers Signe and Abby to each add their signature #MyMinnetonka style to a new fall favorite, the Side Zip Hidden Wedge.

Inspired by the simple silhouette, Signe and Abby each paired their wedges with a cute dress and differentiated the looks with essential autumn accessories – a cozy,colorful scarf and a leather jacket – to create two easy, effortless ways to transition their Minnetonka style from season to season.

How would you style your favorite pair of mocs, boots or wedges to make them #MyMinnetonka? Show us your Minnetonka style on Instagram for the chance to win!

One Style, Two Ways: Lace-Up Hidden Wedge

One Style, Two Ways: Lace-Up Hidden Wedge
Tieka from Selective Potential and Kate from Brilliantly Kate

Fall is in the air! Inspired by their Michigan surroundings, Tieka and Kate chose the Lace-Up Hidden Wedge in chocolate to create two adorable autumnal outfits that fit right into the colors of the leaves.

How would you style your Minnetonka wedges to make them #MyMinnetonka?  Show us your Minnetonka style on Instagram for the chance to win!

#MyMinnetonka Contest: Week Two Winner

Congrats to @sand_gypsy!  This week’s #MyMinnetonka contest winner!

One moc, endless ways to make it #MyMinnetonka. Show us how you style your favorite pair of mocs, boots or slippers for the chance to appear in our gallery on minnetonkamoccasin.com. Plus each Monday, now through November 3rd, a winner will be selected and awarded a new pair of Minnetonka mocs and a $250 gift card!  Enter now for your chance to win.