Instagram Hashtags to Grow Your Following!

Oh Instagram. How do I count the ways that I love you? It's no secret that Instagram is one of my favorite social media platforms for a number of reasons! I love how easy it is to use, the wonderful photos that people publish, and the extensive network that I've created over the past few years as enabled me to connect with some seriously talented folks. We've talked before about how to use Instagram for business purposes and how to really grow your Instagram account, but we haven't touched on one really critical piece of this puzzle.

Hashtags.

Let me tell you, I love hashtags! I'm always searching for new ones that fit my niche and allow me to connect with our similar bloggers either in my region or across the U.S. All because of a little word typed into Instagram. Isn't that cool? To make your life super simple, I've rounded up every single one of my favorite hashtags that I personally like to use and into categories. Now I mainly blog about fashion however, I don't just post about fashion on my Instagram. I do a pattern of fashion and lifestyle shots because that's what my followers like to see. However I use totally different hashtags for each of those types of posts so I can reach new people! Below are the best hashtags to reach each of your different audience niches:

Fashion Hashtags

#regionblogger (for me that'll be #southernblogger) #cityblogger (#charlestonblogger) #stylemacaroons #femininestyle #southernstyle #lifestyleblogger #howyouglow #livecolorfully #abmstyle #fashionblogger #stylecollective #flashesofdelight #whatiwore #wiw #currentlywearing #petitejoys #ootd #ootdmagazine #outfitinspiration #outfitpost #outfitideas #outfitinspo #todaysoutfit #boutiquelife #southerncharm

Lifetyle Hashtags

#thatsdarling #darlingmovement #darlingweekend #thehappynow #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #livecolorfully #girlbossparty #flashesofdelight

Entrepreneur Hashtags

#savvybusinessowner #risingtidesociety #communityovercompetition #bandogirlgan #dontquityourdaydream #flashesofdelight #entrepreneurlifestyle #theeverydayproject #creativepreneur

Travel Hashtags

#travelblogger #travelblog #travelgram #travelphoto #travelbloggerlife #wanderlust #solotraveller #traveldiaries #adventure #instatravel #cityscape #travelblogging #dametraveler #keepitwild #welivetoexplore

Food Hashtags

#foodblogger #foodporn #instafood #nomnom #foodies #foodstagram #foodgasm #foodphotography #foodlovers #foodstyling #vscocook #vscofood

Flat Lay Hashtags

#fromabove #onmytable #tablesituation #onthetableproject #flatlaynation #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlay

I use the above hashtags for the various photos that I post on my Instagram account. And it works! I try not to use hashtags that have millions upon millions of photos already associated with that hashtag. Your post will only last a mere second or two before it disappears again thanks to other users using that same hashtag. Instead, try using more hashtags that are specific to your niche and where you are located. Try using your city's hashtag combined with blogger, eats, food, etc. These are a great way to connect with people that are local to your city!

What are some of the Instagram hashtags that you use? I'd love to hear what hashtags you use to connect with your following!