While style can be distinguished from substance, it cannot be divorced from substance. In business writing, style cannot be divorced from the circumstances under which something is written or from the likes, dislikes, position, and power of the reader.
This is the impersonal, passive style of writing that many with engineering, mathematics, or scientific backgrounds feel most comfortable using. It is harmless, but it is certainly not colorful; nor is it forceful or interesting.
This volleying is foolish and wasteful. Both superior and subordinate have to recognize that in business writing, style cannot be considered apart from the given situation or from the person to whom the writing is directed. Expert writers select the style that fits a particular reader and the type of writing situation with which they are faced. In business, people often face the following writing situations:
Action-request situations involve a form of bargaining. In a situation where the writer holds all the power, he or she can use a forceful commanding style. When the writer holds no power over the reader, though, actions have to be asked for and the reader persuaded, not ordered. In such cases, a forceful style will not be suitable at all.
Please bear in mind that these six styles are not mutually exclusive. There is some overlap. A passive style is usually far more impersonal than personal and also not very colorful. A forceful style is likely to be more personal than impersonal, and a colorful style is likely to be fairly forceful. Nevertheless, these styles are distinct enough to justify talking about them. If we fail to make such distinctions, style becomes a catchall term that means nothing specific. Even if not precise, these distinctions enable us to talk about style and its elements and to learn to write appropriately for each situation.
When they do route writing assignments to assistants, superiors could save much valuable time and prevent mutual distress if they told the subordinates what style seemed strategically wise in each situation. Playing guessing games also wastes money.
Whether you write for yourself or for someone else, it is extremely unlikely that in difficult situations a first draft will be signed by you or anyone else. Only the amateur expects writing perfection on the first try. By learning to control your style and to engineer the tone of your communications, you can make your writing effective.
First, choose style elements and accessories that you see yourself (and your family) using and enjoying in the long run. As much as we would like our space to epitomize our style, practicality and functionality still make a liveable, comfortable home.
I love that these green pants are as comfortable as sweats, yet look a little more polished. I typically pair them with a fitted black top, like this scoop-neck, open-back bodysuit, to offset their bulkiness.
\"The juxtaposition of the shiny knife pleats and the chunky sweater says edgy chic,\" Harris said. It sounds like a lot of fabric and contrast, but in a designer Pat Field-way rather than an \"I threw on everything I own\" way.
\"To keep your look fresh and interesting, you can add a pop of color with the gloves or go for the monochromatic look by choosing a color in a similar shade to your puffer,\" she added. \"To me, monochromatic done right says, 'style, style, style' every day and in every way.\"
As of now, I don't own a lot of the sorts of pieces Harris recommended, like brightly colored accessories and sweater sets. But now that I have those items in mind, I think I'll have a little more direction next time I hit up my thrift store.
\"Even beyond Rhode, my mission statement for my style and aesthetic in general is 'less is more,'\" Hailey told Vogue Australia in a recent cover story where she was interviewed by her husband, Justin Bieber. This \"less is more\" ethos might ring truer than Hailey realizes. Many people feel like they've never really learned much about who Hailey really is, so her style also feels partly disconnected as a result. Others think her sartorial choices are regal and simplistic in the best way and consider her a prime style inspiration. I would personally describe Hailey's style as straightforward with a \"girl next door\" appeal. She's not a risk-taker, so you'd think it would be relatively easy to recreate her looks, especially compared to our first CTRL+C subject Bella Hadid, but I was again proven wrong thanks to relatively slim plus-size pickings.
While hunting for pieces in my size to replicate Hailey's looks, I came across an overpowering amount of fast fashion. Only options from the likes of SHEIN and Fashion Nova popped up when searching for something as simple as \"plus size pleated skirts.\" It took me scrolling through a page or two of each piece to find an item not from one of those staple fast fashion brands.
Plus-size options are stark, and it's obvious why many people lean on the only brands that seem to cater to them. That's where CTRL+C steps in. We hope this series can serve as a small exploration of inclusive brands offering the trending styles many plus-size shoppers are looking for and struggling to find. A place to find, shop, and see the styles you've always wanted to try but were too scared to because they weren't shown on your body type.
The internet is always ablaze talking about how thin women dress, with many claiming that most of the looks models and celebrities wear only work because they're usually thin. After the first installment of this series came out, the many haters confronting me on social media, saying that Bella Hadid's style is desirable only because she's thin, proved that, sadly, people's mindsets are still limited. That's why I've decided to put the theory to the test again by dressing up like Hailey Bieber for a week to prove that clothes are to be worn by whoever puts them on. A body cannot make or break an outfit, or at least it shouldn't. The person makes the outfit, and I wholeheartedly stand by that.
This first look from Hailey was a staple to me. When I think of her style, pieces like basics and blazers immediately come to mind. She loves a good blazer moment, but this bright mustard outfit breathes life into her usual world of neutrals. Hailey's suit is by beloved Copenhagen-based brand Stand Studio. This look was somewhat challenging to source initially because Hailey's two-piece suit is made of leather, which was impossible to find in my size.
I was most excited to recreate this look, but unfortunately, I feel like I fell short. Hailey is wearing a knit top from Raf Simons and a darker lavender-toned skirt from The Attico. The first problem I encountered was not having a $3300 purple Bottega clutch readily available. Jokes aside, finding a skirt similar to the one Hailey was wearing took a lot of work. I could only find very few dark lavender skirts with a slit, none in larger sizes, which was incredibly frustrating since I enjoy getting as close as possible to the real thing.
Hailey is always seen leaving a workout class, so it felt right to pick one of my favorite workout looks from her. Hailey is an Alo Yoga girl through and through, but the brand does not carry my size. I usually am an adidas workout girl myself when going to pilates, but I've been slowly venturing into the infamous world of Lululemon to see what the girls from my high school theatre program have been talking about all these years. This is now the second set of Lululemon gear I've worn that I liked, which is wildly surprising. To add the final touch, I also tied a Lululemon jacket around my waist.
Now, while I did, in fact, wear this to the office (luckily on a day when only a few people were in), I suggest avoiding a 'fit like this at your place of employment. If you're like me, perhaps this will only make sense to wear to New York Pilates or the Rumble down the street from my office. I paired the set with a Good American button-up, some adidas sneakers to replace Hailey's trusty Nike AF1s, and a pair of comfy white socks.
This by far is one of my favorite looks from Hailey. It might be recent, but it is already a staple Hailey Bieber moment. Everything about this look, put together by celebrity stylist Dani Michelle, reads like a revamped version of her style. It was the outfit Hailey wore when she debuted her Margot Tenenbaum-inspired bob, so it did feel like a reintroduction of sorts. However, after walking around the office, many of my coworkers and colleagues agreed that this look is, in fact, my look. So sorry, Hailey, but I might need to claim this as my own.
Shopping-wise, this 'fit got me spiraling quickly. It reminded me of how maternal plus-size clothes like to be. When attempting to find something short and skimpy like Hailey's, I could only see pieces in my size that wouldn't break my high school's dress code. Everyone deserves to wear micro skirts. Give fat girls mini skirts! The endless shopping scrolls for this story humbled me constantly. Styles should come in all sizes. Plus-size people shouldn't have to work double time to feel like we're in our 20s just because we wear a size 20.
Past the gimmick factor, this look is another staple when I think of Hailey's style. The jeans and a t-shirt combo is a by-the-book, model-off-duty look. As a plus-size Miamian, I've rarely worn jeans in my life. (Of course, I'm mentally excluding the weird skinny jean and jean-leggings era! We are talking about true denim only.) That said, now that I'm older and finding a lot more options easily available, I wear jeans often. These light-wash ones from Good American truly get worn twice a week in varying outfits. They also work perfectly with my slightly cropped, DIY-ed \"nepo baby\" t-shirt from Amazon.
Our last look of the week was another fave for me. Although I was sad that I couldn't find an exact match for the trench coat, I was pleased by this pleather one from Good American. I again went with my good ol' reliable pair of jeans and a Good American corset top. (Please do not ask me how long it took me to put on this corset by myself because I will have war flashbacks.) The hunt for a good corset top in my size was quite difficult. Google is not the best place to start when looking for pieces like this one. I got much further when I typed in a specific brand and added whatever item I wanted, which also led me to find some brands I didn't know about. 59ce067264