Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer

22 August, 2018

Hello friends,

Raise your hands if you immediately completed the sentence with “Chai Pilo”, lol. I don’t know about you all but I thoroughly enjoyed watching the various versions of this viral video and in a sense, it is hilarious. I mean who would have thought that something as simple and as basic can go viral instantly, that you will find every celebrity, comedian and social media influencer rhyming and meme-ing around this. So yes, basic is not equivalent to boring. I will give you another example of a very rocking person, who tends to dazzle up every place with her basic yet powerful style statements. Her name is Sayanti Mahapatra, the blogger at Binge on Basics. Tricked ya, HA HA HA. Jokes apart, I am mostly dressed up in basic clothes, and I have a very casual style statement, yet I always manage to incorporate the latest trends into every look that I create.

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

For a fashion blogger, it is not about how cool you look every time but it is everything about how well-versed are you with the changing fashion trends. I have encountered a few situations where people would simply say “You are not looking like a blogger today”, just because I have not donned something fancy enough. Most of us have built up an image inside that we refer to every time we see a blogger. This image can be of someone who either has the same style statement as we carry or has completely opposite one. Either way, that is our reference image. And if we compare every individual blogger with that concocted reference image, we will never be able to know how fashion forward that individual is (or is not). Something which seems boring to you might be a splendid representation of minimalism, or it might not be about the clothes but about the colours which are in trend, or just the fabric of the outfit which is making headlines (remember the grand comeback of velvet). You never know until you study it meticulously. 

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

Every individual has a divergent interpretation of Fashion. For me, fashion is not just “look good” but more importantly “feel good”. Being comfortable in what you wear manifests an enormous source of confidence in you. I decided to take up my basic style game a notch up by mixing two trends together, athleisure and formals. After all, elevating style game by amalgamating different basic pieces is what Binge on Basics is all about. Coming to this look, I still remember that my sister got these pair of formal side-striped trousers for her nerdy presentation day. She would never wear the formal dresses or pencil skirts rather would go for flared trousers or suits. I asked her why she ditches all those gorgeous formal outfits which Meghan Markle donned up in the very famous TV series Suits (She follows Suits religiously)? She said one word “Uncomfortable”. And that was the moment I knew that she has the same genes. No DNA test needed lol. It is not something new that I raid her closet often and this formal striped pant scored very well on my comfortability matrix. Business formals can be tricky to buy and most people tend to buy the business fabrics themselves and get it stitched according to their needs. Well, if you are not able to find the right formal trousers for you, I would suggest you get it stitched by someone. As far as the fabric is concerned, I know a brand named Tissura that can help you out. Tissura is a 20 years old global network of fabric shops and showrooms situated in Hong Kong and some major Russian cities. They have got so many varieties of fabric like business fabric, evening wear, lace fabric, coat fabric, bridal fabric and much more. And the best part is that you can buy fabrics from the leading European brands and get it delivered to your doorstep. Yes, they deliver worldwide and you can order online.

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, BraidsSummer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, BraidsSummer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

So the formals are in place. Now comes the athleisure trend. Some people think that athleisure is a disposable fashion trend but let me tell you one thing; anything that brings much comfort can never go out of fashion. To tone down the whole formal-athleisure look, I chose a simple white jersey tee. If you observe closely you will see that I have somewhat involved one another anti-fit trend with this oversized jersey top. I have knotted my top just at the waistline to give the impression of a slimmer silhouette. This is another added point on my comfortability matrix. The white and blue colours definitely blended well and thankfully did not look overtly expressive. For footwear, I chose ankle-length canvas shoes which did full justice to the athleisure side of the look. Last but not the least, I accessorized with my sunnies and braided a portion of my hair to keep the aesthetics in place.

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, BraidsSummer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

Summer Fashion Tip: Here's how to stay comfortable and stylish this summer | Anti-Fit Trend, Athleisure Trend, Nike Jersey Top, Naomi Code Striped Pants, Myntra Kook and Keech Canvas Shoes, Knotted Tee, Braids

Outfit Details


Jersey Top – Nike

Formal Pants – Naomi Code

Ankle-length canvas shoes – Kook & Keech (Myntra)

Overall, this look is trendy in all the ways and yet super congenial. You can carry this look effortlessly to your college or a city stroll or even on a fun ride with your friends. Also, there is good news. I am featuring fashion enthusiasts from all over the world on Binge on Basics. So, if you are a fashion diva from inside and you want to be a part of this community, then put up a post with #sayantixootd or just add the hashtag to your existing best fashion post on your Instagram and I will connect with you. Stay tuned and keep watching this space for more information. You can subscribe to my blog so that you don’t miss the section launch.

Until then,

Sayanti, xx

Comments (27)

  • Man

    Scott Gombar

    23 August, 2018

    Thanks for sharing. We certainly had to learn how to stay comfomfortable since our AC broke.

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  • Woman

    tara pittman

    23 August, 2018

    These clothes do look so comfy. They would be great for our fall weather as it gets hot here in the summer.

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  • Woman

    Corina

    23 August, 2018

    If we are fashion bloggers that doesn't mean that we wear the same things and just look all the same. I love the fact that you have your own fashion vision, and it is more than just trends, which come and go.xo Corina www.unbouquetdamour.com

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  • Woman

    Kathleen

    23 August, 2018

    Cool outfit. I certainly hope it kept you cool. in this dreadful heat. UGH!

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  • Woman

    Dominique

    23 August, 2018

    Good post! I really like the pants but I suspect they wouldn't be long enough for me! I am tall and need long pants!

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  • Woman

    Rita2G

    23 August, 2018

    It's not about being the fanciest in the room, it's about pulling through any look that feels good to you. You nailed it!

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  • Woman

    Monidipa Dutta

    23 August, 2018

    We all have our own views on fashion. I like your choice.

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  • Woman

    Olga Zak

    23 August, 2018

    Nice look! I love the shirt you ware. You have your own fashion vision. I love that people having their own fashion views.

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  • Woman

    melissa major

    23 August, 2018

    Very nice outfit for the summer, I like the joggers, they are very stylish

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  • Woman

    Karlyn Cruz

    23 August, 2018

    Wow, that outfit looks really cool and comfortable. I do love like your fashion style.

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  • Woman

    Tara

    23 August, 2018

    You look so great in these pics, really stylish. And those trackies look super comfy!

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  • Woman

    Charli

    23 August, 2018

    I love the outfit! It's something my daughter would throw together, she's definitely far more fashionable than I am.

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  • Woman

    Ann Snook-Moreau

    23 August, 2018

    I think comfort is so important in fashion! No matter how nice something looks, I won't truly enjoy wearing it if it's uncomfortable.

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  • Woman

    Lauren

    24 August, 2018

    Girllll your style is so cute! I love your edit too

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  • Woman

    vsharda2

    24 August, 2018

    Nice outfit...though I cannot wear pants in summer for the love of my lfe...dresses and skirts are most comfortabble for me

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  • Woman

    Whitney Kutch

    24 August, 2018

    Super cute! I love that this could easily transition from workout to dinner out with a few modifications. And it looks so comfy.

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  • Woman

    Whitney Kutch

    24 August, 2018

    Super cute! I love that this could easily transition from workout to dinner out with a few modifications. And it looks so comfy.

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  • Woman

    melaniesfabfinds@gmail.com

    24 August, 2018

    Love the look of this casual outfit. The colours are very trendy and what I would probably wear myself.

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  • Woman

    laura dove

    24 August, 2018

    Gorgeous! Its important to get the right balance with stylish and comfort and you have hit the nail on the head!

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  • Woman

    Carmen

    24 August, 2018

    Looking fresh hey , I like your style and I love this post .

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  • Woman

    Carmen

    24 August, 2018

    Looking fresh hey , I like your style and I love this post .

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  • Woman

    Casey

    24 August, 2018

    Cool! I love your outsit. This is perfect for me as well in the place I lived. But I think I perfer shorts instead of long pants.

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    Elizabeth O

    24 August, 2018

    I love the vibe of this outfit! You look really great and I adore those trousers .What a really great comfortable outfit!

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  • Woman

    kim

    25 August, 2018

    I'm all about comfort and this outfit looks perfect! It also looks like a great style to take you right into fall.

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    Waren Jean

    26 August, 2018

    That outfit looks really good on you. I am a dress person but I always wanted to dress like this sometimes.

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  • Woman

    Everything on a plate

    26 August, 2018

    We love these looks! Do glad you mentioned the brands. We will most certainly check them out

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    Kiwi

    29 August, 2018

    you styled this so well. You can be comfy and still feminine!

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