The Athleisure trend

Hello. Hello. Thank you for stopping by.

Welcome to Style With Substance. I started this blog four years ago, when I had just moved to the UK and wanted to crack the really difficult journalism industry. This blog was a means to continue to write on the things that mattered to me and get noticed. Back in the days it was called Voices in My Head.

Cut to the present, many things have changed in my personal and professional life. I am no longer the clueless girl still trying to find herself. I am a confident and edgier version of myself and this avatar of Style With Substance is the personification of my metamorphosis. I genuinely believe that to grow is to change for the better. Style with Substance follows this ethos too.

What remains unchanged is my passion. Passion for life, for writing, for a range of issues ranging from Fashion to Feminism. And Style with Substance is a platform where I discuss all these issues. Style With Substance is for all the Girl bosses and bad ass ladies, the stereotype breakers and the real trend setters. It caters to and hopes to be the voice of the under-represented females–the extraordinary mums, the versatile career girl and the unassuming fempreneur.

Of course, there is no dearth for fashion and lifestyle blogs but there are only handful of blogs representing the everyday women who put the extra in the ordinary and break conventions often without not even knowing. Style with Substance is for those.

I am a mum and a wife living in the Jane Austen county–Hampshire. I also work full-time in a digital agency. And when I have some time left (how, you ask?) I use it to explore newer things in fitness, baking healthy banana bread, chilling with a book and of course Netflix.

I chose to name my little corner on Net–Style With Substance–because I firmly believe that both go hand in hand and as Coco Chanel famously said, “Fashion lies in ideas”.

I would love to know what you think about my new blog. You can drop me a line on stylewithsubstance07@gmail.com or send me a tweet on @DhanyaNsankar or find me on Instagram @dhanyajit.

Thank you for stopping by and hope you enjoy reading my blog as much as I love writing it.


  1. May 30, 2013 / 7:03 pm


    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

    • June 3, 2013 / 7:47 am

      Hi Owen,

      Thanks for stopping by and that lovely comment.I saw your blog and you have something interesting going on there. Keep it up! Let me know your email id and we can take it from there.


  2. July 19, 2013 / 5:21 am

    Hi! Thank you for liking my Poetry/Blog! Sending you wishes of Bliss and Success on your future endeavors! 🙂 I will definitely be checking out your work!

  3. November 29, 2013 / 8:01 pm

    There’s a beautiful warmth in your blog. Lovely to meet another person with voices in her head 😉

  4. February 27, 2014 / 4:42 pm

    You really do have a flair for writing great content! 🙂 Thanks for visiting my blog so I had a chance to read yours! 🙂

    • February 28, 2014 / 10:28 am

      Thanks. I am glad you liked it, I love your blog too following you 🙂

  5. March 4, 2014 / 11:46 am

    It takes great honesty to share the “voices in your head” in such a beautiful and creative writing style. I am glad you visited my blog, so I can get introduced to yours.

    • March 4, 2014 / 11:33 pm

      Thank you Nadine and thanks for following 🙂

  6. March 12, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it 🙂 what an interesting blog you have 🙂 for sure will be back here 🙂

    • April 4, 2014 / 1:16 pm

      Thanks 🙂

  7. April 2, 2014 / 8:43 am

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! That gave me an opportunity to discover your lovely blog! You have interesting posts and I will definetly return to check more! 🙂

  8. April 2, 2014 / 4:50 pm

    loved how you’ve put it all together and so happy to see someone who thinks alike. Often people talk about choosing a niche and sticking to it and no matter how much I have tried to sort of put a tag and say that may be I’m only interested in photography every time there is a new movie or may be that latest song my mind is equally lovin it 🙂 Finally see someone who says its ok to like a lot of things 😀
    also, i’m a big time kaapi drinker too hehe.
    Great to have finally found your blog.
    Sending you much love,


    • April 4, 2014 / 1:13 pm

      Hi Yes, I was toying with the idea for a long time and then I decided to go with what I like the best. I wanted to create a common platform which has everything from culture to fashion all in one go so the blog was thus born 🙂

  9. April 8, 2014 / 11:02 am

    Dear nice to e-meet you and follow you…!
    Very nice blog and your about’s word..!

    • April 8, 2014 / 1:49 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment and leading me to your blog. Following you too 🙂

    • May 23, 2014 / 7:40 pm

      Thanks thanks. I am doing great 🙂

  10. September 11, 2014 / 4:55 pm

    Hi Dhanya, nice to meet you. Your name reminds me of dhanyavad, one of the few words we learned in Hindi while we were in India. Every country we go to we at least learn how to say hello and thank you!
    Thanks for following our blog. I hope you enjoy the stories of our journey, both inner and outer. And don’t be a stranger – feel free to join the conversation.

    • September 13, 2014 / 3:58 pm

      Hi Alison,

      My name actually has the same root as the word dhanyavaad which means thanks. 🙂

  11. November 6, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    Thank you for stopping by and checking out my blog, Dhanya <3 I loved the work you do and will be back to look thru the blog further. Following you too 🙂

    • November 7, 2014 / 4:07 pm

      Thanks Rachna 🙂

  12. August 8, 2016 / 7:29 am

    hello Dhanya,

    Good to know you…

    Glad you follow my blog – http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com
    Your Well Wisher Program is No NGO setup, No big costs, No team formed, No copyright protected, No solution patented, individual effort in an – Attempt to solve commonly known problems.

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