Ep 120 | Joyful Style for Every Body with Style Coach Joanna Lovering

February 18th, 2020 · 30 mins 38 secs

About this Episode

Joanna Lovering, Style Coach, shares tips and tricks to help you make the most of your closet as you build a style that sparks joy.

After a successful weight loss journey in 2011, Joanna founded Copper + Rise, a New York City-based style coaching service dedicated to personal and professional empowerment. A passionate stylist and trained executive coach, Joanna pairs her seasonal sensibilities with leadership development techniques to help clients rise to the next level.

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In this episode, you’ll enjoy:

  • How Joanna made the jump from organizational psychology to fashion styling

  • Joanna’s personal transformation that led to her style philosophy

  • The importance of closet editing as the first step in building a wardrobe that sparks joy

  • How letting go of clothing that doesn’t fit or doesn’t work for you turn getting ready in the morning from stress to joy

  • Learn fashion tips from Joanna that will help you find the perfect clothing items regardless of your body type

  • Learn about "The Line, The V and the Rule of Three!"

Joanna's favorite styling tip:
“If you chose to wear something voluminous on the top, wear something tighter on the bottom and vice versa. And if you wear pants that are cropped, your top needs to be shorter as well. It’s all about proportions.”

What sparks joy for Joanna:
"I’m planning an event in New York for curvy girls. It’s important to me to show women that they are not tied to some traditional concept of fashion. It’s important to me that all women are recognized.”

To connect with Joanna, visit her website at Copper and Rise and her Instagram @CopperandRise


“My ideal client is someone who just doesn’t have the time to think about what they are going to wear that day.”

“When you think about your closet, what percentage of your clothes that you actually wear?”

“My thought is that if you want to keep that sentimental dress, then let’s get a nice box and call it your ‘Nostalgia Box’! “

“How you feel and how you want to make other people feel should be the only consideration when it comes to what you decide you wear.”

“As Tim Gunn always says, “That’s a lot of look!”

You can find Karin Socci at The Serene Home
You can find Kristyn Ivey at For the Love of Tidy