Influencer: Ashley Erling

Director of Local Content & Executive Producer at The Rhode Show


"My style is classic with a trend forward edge. Think Jackie O. meets J.Lo – I think I’m trying to make that a thing. My look changes a bit depending on the season. A great pair of jeans is always the best, but in the warmer months I gravitate toward fun, brightly colored dresses.

One item that I wear mostly everyday would be a pair of statement earrings. I feel they complete an outfit. My go-to choice is a pair of hoops. Maybe I’m taking the J.Lo thing too far, but I feel they make you instantly cooler.

When I dress for television, I wear more form-fitting clothes, which is not my comfort zone, but anything loose or baggy on TV can read as frumpy or make you look like you put on extra pounds. I recently wore a wicked cute jumpsuit, which is adorable in real life, but on camera I looked like a blob. Lesson learned.

I can find a piece of clothing I like almost anywhere, but more often than not I am a bargain hunter. I love searching the racks at Wrentham Outlets and TJ Maxx because you can find high-end pieces for low-end prices. I splurge on occasion for classic pieces such as a great blazer or something fabulous. I try to shop locally when I can, as well as to find pieces that are special or know will be unique.

Everyday is different at work and I’m constantly meeting new people and learning about places. I love that no matter where you are in Rhode Island, you are never far from the ocean. Being able to sit by the water with a little breeze and relax is my absolute favorite thing to do.
I went to Roger Williams and have been obsessed with the state ever since. The dining scene is unparalleled and there are always up and coming shopping areas that I love to explore!"


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