200 Best Instagram Hashtags for Different Types of Photos

200 Best Instagram Hashtags for Different Types of Photos

I don’t know how I lived my social media life without hashtags. I used to be embarrassed to use them, but as a content creator who relies on social media engagement, it doesn’t bother me anymore. And it doesn’t matter what other people think, because at the end of the day, all you’re trying to do is grow your Instagram.

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On my main Instagram, I currently average 300-500 likes and 30 comments per photo with 2,800 followers. That’s an 11-18% like ratio, which is actually a pretty good number, and I wouldn’t be able to achieve it without hashtags. Before I started using hashtags in July 2016, I averaged around 200 likes and 3 comments with about 1,900 followers, which is a 10.5% like ratio, and 10 times less comments than I receive now.

Anyways, my point of all this is that you should USE HASHTAGS. Instagram allows you to use 30 hashtags and tag 20 accounts, so you might as well take advantage of them. I’ve listed the best hashtags that work for me, along with accounts I tag to help get more likes or reposts. As a bonus for my fellow Torontonians, I’ve included extra hashtags and accounts to tag that are Toronto-specific!


Lifestyle

General

General hashtags: #lifestyleblogger #bloggervibes #liveunscripted #abmlifeisbeautiful #abmlifeissweet #visualcrush #candyminimal #theeverygirl #thegirlgang #peoplescreative #thatsdarling #thehappynow #photosinbetween #flashesofdelight #pursuepretty #liveauthentic #darlingweekend #darlingmovement #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #chasinglight #myunicornlife #colorventures #livecolorfully #postitfortheaesthetic #theartofslowliving #thatauthenticfeeling #seekthesimplicity #nothingisordinary #prettylittlethings #feelfreefeed #holdthemoments

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #toronto #lovetoronto #torontolife #torontoliving #torontophoto #igerstoronto #torontoblogger #yyzblogger #canadianblogger


Fashion

General

General hashtags: #bloggerstyle #bloggerfashion #blogsociety #streetstyleluxe #streetwearaddicted #wearetothe9s #aboutalook #asseenonme #ootdwatch #outfitdailyofficial #fashionliveson #fashiaddict #fashifeen #prettylittleiiinspo #fashionaddictx0 #stylewatch #classyandfashionable #wearitloveit #getthelook #whatiwear #dailystyle #dailyhivestyle #makeyousmilestyle // minimal: #minimalstreetstyle #whiteaddicted // denim: #denimaddicted

General accounts to tag: @ootdmagazine @ootdsubmit @ootdwatch @ootdinsider @lookbook @classyandfashionable @wearetothe9s @streetstyleluxe @streetstyleoutfit @stylez.nation // minimal: @minimalstreetstyle @whiteaddicted // denim: @denimaddicted_

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #torontofashion #torontostyle #fashioncanadians #canadianstreetstyle #ootdcanada

Toronto-specific accounts to tag: @torontobloggers @fashionbloggersto @toronto.lookbook.style @canadianstreetstyle @fashioncanadians


Beauty

General

General hashtags: #bbloggers #beautyjunkie #beautylover #beautyobsessed #makeupaddict #makeupaddiction #wakeupandmakeup #makeupbyme #makeuporn #makeupmess #makeupguru #makeupmobb #makeupfanatic1 #inssta_makeup #undiscovered_muas #powerofmakeup #thebeautybombb #slave2beauty #skincarejunkie #discoverunder100k #discoverunder10k

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #torontomakeup #torontomakeupartist #torontomua #bbloggersca

Toronto-specific accounts to tag: @bbloggersca @featuringmakeupart


Food

General

General hashtags: #foodbloggers #foooodieee #eatfamous #eatstagram #dailyfoodfeed #foodforfoodies #foodilysm #wtfoodies #dametravelerfoodie #foodofinstagram #foodiesofinstagram #foodgawker #foodheaven #seriouseats #gastropost

General accounts to tag: @foooodieee @eatfamous @food_ilysm @foooodieee

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #yyzeats #toreats #foodtoronto #torontofood #torontofoodie #torontofoodies #tofoodies #tofoodie #tofood #foodpornto #torontoeats #eatstoronto #cravethe6ix #markhamfood

Toronto-specific accounts to tag: @torontofood @toreats @tastetoronto @tastethesix @to_finest @tofoodfeed @tofoodies @foodpornto @top_toronto_restaurants_ @cravethe6ix @markhamfood


Coffee

General

General hashtags: #coffeenclothes #coffeesensations #coffeelove #coffeeholic #coffeeoftheday #coffeelife #cupsinframe #butfirstcoffee #coffeemovement #viewfromabove

General accounts to tag: @coffeenclothes @coffee_grammers @coffee_rullz

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #torontocoffeeculture #yyzcoffee #coffeeloverscanada

Toronto-specific accounts to tag: @torontocoffeeculture @yyzcoffee @coffeeloverscanada


Flat Lay

General

General hashtags: #flatlay #flatlays #flatlayforever #flatlaystyle #flatlayoftheday #flatlaytoday #flatlaythenation #flatlaynation #flatlaysquad #flatlayinspiration #flatlayphotography #onthetable #mywhitetable #whywhiteworks #whitearoundus #whiteinframe #mywhitetable #workspacegoals

General accounts to tag: @flatlay @flatlaysquad @flatlayforever @flatlaytoday @onthetable_project @white_table_


Cityscape/Architecture

General

General hashtags: #heatercentral #way2ill #gramslayers #shotzdelight #ig_color #moodygrams #createcommune #visualtraveller #agameoftones #urbanandstreet #justgoshoot #thepeoplescreatives #monoart #globe_visuals #fatalframes #thecreatorclass #artofvisuals #aov #visualambassadors #lastingvisuals

General accounts to tag: @heatercentral @way2ill_ @gramslayers @shotzdelight @ig_color @moodygrams @createcommune @visualtraveller @agameoftones @urbanandstreet @justgoshoot @thepeoplescreatives @monoart @globe_visuals @fatal.frames @thecreatorclass @artofvisuals @visualambassadors @lastingvisuals

Toronto

Toronto-specific hashtags: #streetsoftoronto #hypetoronto #toronto_insta #torontoclx #thankyoutoronto #lovetoronto #blogto #narcitytoronto #6ixwalks #imagesoftoronto #1loveto #toptorontophoto #torontoclicks #dailyhiveto #yyzishome #discoverontario #discoveron #exploreontario #explorecanada #canadasworld #imagesofcanada #canada

Toronto-specific accounts to tag: @streetsoftoronto @toronto_insta @torontoclx @thankyoutoronto @lovetoronto @toronto.lookbook @blogto @narcitycanada @6ixwalks @discoverontario @ontariotravel @explorecanada @canadasworld @imagesofcanada @canada


Travel

Feminine

General hashtags: #dametraveler #sheisnotlost #wearetravelgirls #femmetravel #girlsborntotravel #girlaroundworld #thetravelwomen #ladiesgoneglobal #womenwhoexplore #globelletravels #pinktrotters #girlslovetravel #darlingescapes #theprettycities #bitsofbuildings #pastelsquares #takemethere

General accounts to tag: @dametraveler @sheisnotlost @wearetravelgirls @femmetravel @girlsborntotravel @girlaroundworld @thetravelwomen @ladiesgoneglobal @womenwhoexplore @globelletravels @pinktrotters @girlslovetravel @darlingescapes @theprettycities

All Travel

General hashtags: #livefolk #stayandwander #passionpassport #globeshotz #exploretocreate #thevisualscollective #hello_worldpics #travellingthroughtheworld #folkscenery #watchthisinstagood #instagood10k #visualsofearth #wilderness_culture #createexplore #worldtravelbook #theoutbound #lifeofadventure #bestvacations #beautifuldestinations #discoverearth #ourplanetdaily #mytinyatlas #welltraveled #exploremore #worldplaces #worldcaptures #beautifulmatters

General accounts to tag: @livefolk @stayandwander @passionpassport @globeshotz @thevisualscollective @hello_worldpics @travellingthroughtheworld @folkscenery @instagood @visualsofearth @wilderness_culture @createexplore @worldtravelbook @theoutbound @folkmagazine @bestvacations @beautifuldestinations @discoverearth @ourplanetdaily


Don’t forget to tag brands in OOTDs or flat lays, and restaurants in food photos! Do you have any specific hashtags that work for you? Let me know in the comments!

P.S. if you liked this post, you might like this post on how to boost engagement on your Instagram photos. For more Instagram tips, visit my Instagram archives.

The best Instagram hashtags for lifestyle, fashion, and travel bloggers

Jessica Lam

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  • Maya Maceka

    Okay, you’re a lifesaver! As a fellow Toronto girl, this post works out perfectly for me! Thanks a BUNCH!

  • Hashtags def help my post too! Love that you listed your faves!

  • Thank you for sharing these hashtags! These are so useful! 🙂

    xx
    http://www.realgirltalks.com

  • Emely Roman

    I am bookmarking this post ASAP. I need this. Now where do you store the hashtags for later? In a spreadsheet? Docs?

  • Thank you!! I’ll be checking out these for sure. Always looking for new hashtags to add to the mix.

  • A great list of hashtags for so many of the categories that I use every week. Thanks for sharing! – Katy

  • I love this! Thank you for the collection of Instagram hashtags!! <3

  • Victoria

    Great hash tag list! Need to save this for reference in the future. I’m just getting into hash tagging and I’m slowly noticing a difference

    • Thanks Victoria! Hashtags are definitely a huge help!

  • Allison Ellzey

    YAS! Saving this in all forms to reference later! Thanks (seriously) for putting this together!

    • Glad you found this helpful Allison! 🙂

  • Been looking for some new food tags. Thanks!

  • Jordyn Galan

    saved this for reference!

  • Super Millennial

    Super helpful I am trying to grow my instagram this is awesome. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Maggie Unzueta

    Thanks for this. The hashtags always seem to be changing, or new ones come out.

  • Jenna Urben

    Thanks for providing this awesome guide!! I’m going to play around with some of the food, travel, and lifestyle hashtags.

  • IamBryant

    Great post! As someone who is pretty new to the blogging world (and also set up a new Instagram separate from my personal one) a lot of the followers that I have received, as well as quite a few of my likes, have came from me using hashtags!

  • Amy

    Awesome! It’s good to switch up hashtags.

  • Sarah Jean

    THank you! I am always looking for some new ones!

  • Kari Jonard

    These are great! I’m not the best with hashtags on Instagram or on Twitter.

    • It takes time and practice! You’ll be a master at it in no time 😊

  • ‘I used to think it looked thirsty but now I don’t care’. HA! Best opener I’ve read all day. I do social media marketing for 3 companies, so I love the hashtags. Thanks for a very useful list!
    xoxo, erin | sandsunandmessybuns.com

  • Wow this is amazing, thanks so much for sharing. I have been blogging and doing insta for over 2 years. I have 4500 follower sand cant seem to break past 220 likes..most of my pics get about 170…so I cant wait to change it up with this info..!

    Valerie

    • I’d love to know if these hashtags worked for you! 😊

  • These are such great hashtag tips! I have trouble reaching enough people with my hashtags, but now I have some suggestions to try out. Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    • Just be sure to max out all 30 to get the most engagement! I’m glad you found this helpful 😊

  • Mary mozingo

    Thank you for finding these out!! def need these hashtags for my pics!

  • Oh wow! This is an amazing list. I’ll be pinning this. Thank you so much!

    -Tia <3
    http://retouchingblog.com

  • Sarah Jean

    These are so helpful thank you! And I grew up across the lake from you in New York. 🙂

    • Haha nice, I’m glad you found this helpful Sarah!

  • Saving this for future reference! Thanks!

  • Audrey Allure

    Great tips!

    (new URL!) http://www.audrey-allure.com
    xx Audrey

  • Candy Kage

    Wow you really know what your doing with this instagram stuff. Will be keeping this for reference.