Kick Kennedy’s Minnetonka Style

In the December issue of Town & Country, Kick Kennedy, an aspiring actress and committed environmentalist illustrates her emerging fashionista status by artfully mixing high and low fashion into her signature look.

Kick effortlessly pairs her Minnetonka Feather mocs with the high end luxury look of Chanel to create a stylish contrast of casual glamour. Her adventurous personality extends into her every day Cape Cod style when mixing a denim shirt with a pair of embellished Balmain pants and her Kilty suede mocs, a chic approach in mixing high and low fashion to create her modern look.

Modern day prep in a pair of Minnetonka Feather Mocs

Classic Boho Beauty

Vintage glam mixing a pair of Balmain pants with her Minnetonka Kilty Suede Mocs

All American leisure in a pair of Deerskin Driving Mocs

 

 

Store Spotlight: Minnetonka Namba Parks

The Minnetonka Namba Parks store in Osaka, Japan

So many fun styles and colors to choose from!

Which style is your favorite?

Store manager Kozue Inaba and a fellow employee both excited to discuss the latest Minnetonka styles available this season!

Store Spotlight:  Minnetonka Namba Parks Store

Newly opened this past March, we are excited to spotlight the Minnetonka Namba Parks store of Osaka, Japan.  Find out a little more about the Namba Parks store in our Q&A with store manager Kozue Inaba!

What is your Minnetonka story?
I own about 30 pairs of Minnetonka mocs and boots,  so I am always happy to share my Minnetonka expertise with our customers. It is such a fun experience to be able to inform them about the different Minnetonka styles so they leave our store excited about the variety of products.

What is the most popular Minnetonka style at the Namba Parks store?
The most popular style in our store is definitely the Kilty Suede Moc in brown, a very classic and chic style.

What is your favorite pair of Minnetonka boots to wear and how do you like to style them?
My favorite pair are the Double Fringe Side Zip Boots in wine. It is definitely this fall’s fashion color! I like to wear my Minnetonka boots usually with a tailored shirt and a pair of pleated pants, a very menswear inspired look.

What is a ‘must see’ destination when visiting Osaka?
There is a well-established boutique called “ROCKS” in Kita-horie. I basically buy all my clothes there that I like to style with my Minnetonka mocs.

Blogger Spotlight: Camp Patton

Grace of Camp Patton in her Minnetonka Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boots

Grace's adorable Mini-tonka fans Sebastian and Julia

A perfect fall look styled with a pair of Classic Driving Mocs

Warmth & style, fall essentials accessorized with a pop of color and Grace's Minnetonka must-have, a pair of Suede Ankle Boots

Blogger Spotlight:  Grace of Camp Patton

Meet Grace, the extremely stylish, witty and busy mother of two adorable kids, with a third on the way, and blogger behind Camp Patton.  We love how Grace styled her Minnetonka must-have items for fall including the Classic Driving Moc, Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boot and Suede Ankle Boot.

Check out Grace’s Minnetonka style and story in our Q&A, and stop by Camp Patton this week and enter to win a pair of Minnetonka mocs to style this season.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I recently bought a pair of moccasins for my 2-year-old daughter, Julia, because I was having trouble finding her cold weather shoes that actually stayed on her feet and didn’t require an army of patience to put on a squirmy toddler. I love them because she has a bad habit of taking off her shoes in public and she has yet to do so with her Minnetonka boots which my posterity greatly appreciates. My stylish grandma recently added a pink pair to her collection and bought Julia’s little brother, Sebastian, a pair of his very own.

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Functional meets try-not-to-look-like-I’m-trying-too-hard. I would love to have the excuse to go all out and rock the latest trends but the reality is that most of my outings are to glamorous places like Costco and Target.

Whose style inspires you? Where do you find your inspiration?
I am such a sucker for fashion and style blogs and love the outfits Kendi, Bex, and Megan wear on their blogs. If I could raid anyone’s closet it would be probably the Olsen twins … two for one.

What’s your favorite trend this season?
How cliche do ankle boots and patterned denim sound? Because I love the look of both.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I’m always years behind the curve but I’ve been loving Lana Del Ray even though she’s a little depressing … she gets me through my little teeny tiny jogs.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Not that I frequent this place a lot but I love Rome (as in Italy). How is it not everyone’s favorite place? I don’t know.

My Minnetonka must-have item is _____________.
This is tough because I LIVE in my Sheepskin Side Zip Fringe Boots (warmest shoes ever) but I truly love my Suede Ankle Boots because they are insanely comfortable, go with just about everything in my closet, and can be dressed up for a trip to Target or, you know, dressed down for a trip to Target.

Blogger Spotlight: Delightfully Tacky

Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky in her Minnetonka Moosehide Driving Mocs

We love the mix of prints in this fall look styled with a pair of Double Fringe Tramper Boots and Fringe bag

Elizabeth in her Minnetonka 'must-have' item, a pair of Thunderbird mocs

Blogger Spotlight:  Elizabeth of Delightfully Tacky

We always adore the perfect mix of modern and vintage inspired styles Elizabeth incorporates into the outfits she creates on her blog, Delightfully Tacky. Take a look at a few of the chic fall outfits Elizabeth styled incorporating a few of her favorite Minnetonka products including the Double Fringe Tramper Boot, Moosehide Driving Mocs and Fringe Bag.

Find out a little more about Elizabeth’s Minnetonka story and what inspires her style in our Q&A! Plus stop by Delightfully Tack today and enter to win a pair of Double Fringe Tramper Boots.

What’s your Minnetonka story?
I got my first pair of Minnetonka mocs when my family was on a cross country RV trip. We were camping in West Yellowstone and went shopping through all the little tourist shops and one of them had Minnetonka for sale.  My mom had always told me how her Thunderbird mocs were her favorite shoes growing up, and I’d always wanted a pair because of that, so when I saw them I knew I had to get a pair.  They instantly became my favorite shoes and I wore them nonstop until they were chewed to pieces by my ex-boyfriend’s mom’s Rottweilers (I’m sure they just thought they smelled like tasty leather dog treats!).  It was especially sad because not only did I lose my favorite shoes, but he had broken up with me that week.  Talk about adding insult to injury!

Thankfully, the next week as I was driving to my parent’s house I spotted a little shop on the side of the highway that had a sign out advertising moccasins.  I decided to quickly pull over and see if they were Minnetonka’s and they were!  So I got myself a brand new pair of Thunderbirds and have been wearing them ever since!

If you could explain your style in one word or phrase what would it be?
Vintage inspired, infused with an eclectic mix of modern styles.

Whose style inspires you? Where do you find your inspiration?
I’m most inspired by other bloggers.  I’ve never been able to identify with the style I see in magazines, so when I discovered personal style bloggers I was excited to see normal girls like myself being creative in their own personal style.  To me, magazines were always about selling trends and designer clothes, but bloggers were all about shopping according to your own budget and styling yourself in a way that inspires you and makes you feel good.  I find that incredibly inspirational.

What’s your favorite thing about dressing for fall?
My favorite thing about fall dressing is just getting to wear boots and scarves and hats again, and being able to pull out all my favorite jackets.  I actually just got an awesome cape, so I guess I’ll say that my favorite fall trend is capes.  I love how they add an air of intrigue in a chic way.  I always feel a bit like a character out of a fairy tale when I wear my cape.

What song do you currently have on repeat?
I’ve been listening to this mix nonstop lately.  It has two of my favorite songs, Bang Bang by Nancy Sinatra, and Down in Mexico by The Coasters.  So much awesome in one mix.

What’s your favorite city and why?
Lately I’ve been feeling a lot of love for my hometown of Anchorage, Alaska.  Growing up there, it’s just normal.  You’re just a kid living in a town like every other kid in other places.  But having grown up and finding myself living in the Lower 48, I’m beginning to get a different perspective and I really appreciate how special Anchorage (and all of Alaska) is.  The landscape alone is awe inspiring, but really there’s something about people who live there that is a bit different, which I think comes from this unspoken sense of “being in this together.”  Since Alaska is so far away from the rest of the states, it’s inhabitants learn to lean on one another for support.  Not to say that people in the Lower 48 don’t support one another (we see this happen all the time with stuff like the recent hurricane), but down here we can draw on all the people in the states around us for support and we’re much more visible to the media and one another.  In Alaska that large support system isn’t there, so it’s much more of an internal sense of support, if that makes sense. Anchorage may not be the most chic or trendy city in the US, but it’s got something special that I have yet to find anywhere else.

My Minnetonka must-have item is _____________.
My Thunderbird mocs