“I love challenging the status quo with fashion,” Hall tells PEOPLE of her eye-catching on-air style
Daytime talk show Tamron Hall returned for a fifth season on September 5, and in the iconic words of Hall herself: “Tam Fam, are you ready?”
The veteran journalist serves as both host and executive producer of the nationally syndicated show, which debuted in 2019 and last season averaged 1.1 million viewers each day. (Visit tamronhallshow.com for local air times and stations follow the show on social media @TamronHallShow.)
Hall’s conversations with guests deliver motivating, moving, must-see moments. Her loyal Tam Fam is also captivated by her eye-catching fashion. And this season, Hall is sharing highlights of her outfits each week exclusively with PEOPLE.
“I love challenging the status quo with fashion,” Hall tells PEOPLE. “My style doesn’t fit into an age box, a ‘this is what I am supposed to wear’ box, or a ‘this is how women on TV in daytime dress box.’”
As for what to expect this year, Hall says season five “represents freedom. I am free to wear what I feel comfortable wearing. Maxi dress to mini. We get to determine our individual fashion journey. I love that energy. I love when I see other people, especially women, own their personal look. It inspires me.”
“This is our season to have even more fun with fashion. No rules, no restrictions. It’s part of the story, so let’s talk about it.”
WEEK 4: Quick Change Artist
This week Hall celebrated emerging designers with her “Up-and-Coming Fashion Designer Series” — and also showed off the up and comers looks on her program. First up, for Hall’s “Fierce Names in Fashion” show, she wore an Evan Hirsch two-in-one design.
Hall sashayed onto her stage wearing a black and charcoal floral print mini dress that transformed before her audience’s eyes into a burgundy floral print crepe de chine midi gown when she let the sleeves down.
“The dress I wore, I don’t think anyone saw coming,” Hall said of the piece, which she styled with a Jennifer Miller ring and drop earrings, as well as the Aquazzura Monaco beaded sandal in anthracite.
“I loved this dress, and it is absolutely something that I would wear. I travel a lot for the show and with my family, so this is a winner for me [because] you get two dresses in one.”
WEEK 4: Fashion Track
On Tuesday’s “Fashion and Fitness Stars You Love” show, Hall rocked a “super-cool, modern look from our up-and-coming designer Rachel Stevens,” she says. The multi-color, neoprene track suit featured a caterpillar hood jacket. She styled the look with SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Fawn satin yellow pumps.
“I don’t wear a lot of athleisure on our show, but I do in my life away from [it]. This is a showstopper, especially for someone who loves that modern contemporary edge. The colors popped, and the texture is so refreshing.”
WEEK 4: Accessory Game Strong
Of course, no look is complete without a little bling. Hall paired this menswear-inspired outfit with Cult Gaia Najia gold studded oval clip-on earrings and JLANI Iris yellow gold-plated rings in mother of pearl and a green stone.
WEEK 4: Party Ready
“Each year we have someone who specializes in formal wear,” explains Hall. “I love strapless dresses. I remember Donna Karen saying years ago that your neckline is where you can still show youthfulness.”
Hall'a a big fan of the color, too. “This beautiful mauve is just so striking. It would work on just about any complexion. This is very on-brand with the things that I like to wear to galas. But I also can see someone wearing this to a wedding or to a party,” especially during holiday season, Hall says.
WEEK 4: Statement Creation
Last, but certainly not least, during the “Up and Coming Finale” show, Hall wore aChuks Collins ocean blue suede jacket and powder blue silk taffeta skirt. “This is such a rockstar moment,” she says of the final look in the series.
“This unforgettable, voluminous, high-low skirt leaves quite an impression. I love that it was paired with a much more simple, cropped top. Part of my fashion philosophy is balance. You can have a statement piece and balance it with something that compliments but does not overshadow.”
As for her accessories, Hall shares, “We pulled a really substantial pair (Sophia Webster Raye bow-embellished platform sandals in rose gold metallic leather) from my shoe archive to balance the weight of the skirt both visually and the actual weight of the skirt.” Chunky jewelry (Khoi brass and plated 18k gold 4 circular earrings and multi-band rose gold Pandora rings) was the finishing touch.
WEEK 3: Pleats Please!
Finding outfits that reflect the changing season is a challenge Hall happily accepts. "It can be tough picking out the right look for this pre-fall weather, but this pleated Weekend Max Mara skirt is perfect. I love the flow of it," she says of the midi style which she cinched at the waist with a gold belt from her personal archives. "It's a skirt you can pair with a blazer or with a bold top, as I did. It has a lot of life and texture.”
WEEK 3: Giving Vintage Vibes
“I love this Zimmermann look! It has a disco vibe to it," Hall says of this halter top and skirt, which she accessorized with a belt. "When I saw it, I thought its beautiful metallic shimmer would look good under the [studio] lights and on camera, but it's also a forgiving cut, and it speaks to that flowy skirt spirit that I have right now.”
WEEK 2: Birthday Catsuit
“For my birthday look, I knew we had to make a statement," Hall says. To celebrate turning 53, she adds "the entire show was dedicated to feeling free — and nothing is more freeing than having the nerve to wear a Dolce & Gabbana catsuit on national television." Hall's on-air fête also included a serenade by powerhouse performer Deborah Cox.
WEEK 2: Ringing in Her Special Day
"I've gone full cougar at 53!" Hall told her Tam Fam to cheers. The host accessorized with gemstone rings (shown), hoops and heeled sandals. Of the show, she says, "It was a fun way to celebrate a birthday and to double down on who I hope I am at this point, which is someone who is still willing to experiment, to have fun and live by my own rules.”
WEEK 2: Star in Stripes
“This is one of my favorite dresses from designer Silvia Tcherassi. I love the puffy sleeves and the collar," Hall shares. She paired the tie-front design (which she got over the summer, on sale!) with a pair of loafers. "I am really big on loafers right now. I got these in Chicago a few years ago. I’m a sucker for a good shirt dress and a really smart pair of loafers to pair it with.”
WEEK 2: New Novel Flow
To debut the cover for her second book, "Watch Where They Hide," Hall was giving "new novelist swagger” in a Veronica Beard crochet-trim tweed jacket, she says. The host, her stylist Eric Niemand and wardrobe supervisor Fiorella Aller paired the “amazing” piece with a metallic tank she’s had all five seasons. “We are really trying to collect tanks. I look for interesting ones (when they are on sale!) because they can take a jacket or even a skirt to the next level. A pair of Tom Ford gold heels was the finishing touch. “They were a splurge but they are my favorite, go-to metallic shoes.”
WEEK 2: Thinking Pink
“I have been wearing a lot of Barbie pink — it’s the season!" Hall says. "For my body type, I tend to like high waist pants more. We paired these with this vest that was like $39. That’s what our team does. We find these unexpected treasures," Hall says, adding that it's all about getting your hands on items you love, "but also feeling good about that find because it matches your budget.”
WEEK 1: Fit for Kickoff
For the start of season five, Hall wore a jersey with a special meaning. “We had a custom two-piece look for our premiere created by an award-winning designer from our Let's Be Free show, Domino. He created this fun sporty look with the number five inspired by my team the Tam Fam.”
Her earrings—clear lucite hoops with rhinestones—are Alexis Bittar, “who I've been wearing for a very long time,” Hall adds. “It's beautiful jewelry. Fun and versatile.” A silver JLANI "5" charm with clear rhinestones (on a silver necklace) completed her look.
WEEK 1: Bring on the Barbiecore
For the last decade, Hall has collaborated with stylist Eric Niemand. The two have worked together on some of her most memorable looks, among them when Hall hosted the Oscars red carpet in 2020, and her first red carpet after her dear friend Prince’s death.
This season, the fashion aficionado weren’t going to let one of the biggest pop culture and fashion moments of 2023 pass them by. “We went all out and splurged on this pink number for our Barbie/Bey-Hive/Swiftie celebration.” Hall paired the fuchsia-and-white cotton tweed Oscar De La Renta dress and Alessandra Rich crystal flower earrings with Gianvito Rossi silver shoes “that I think I've owned for 10 years!"
WEEK 1: Sunshine Daydream
Hall brightened up her N.Y.C studio in this Sergio Hudson number. The award-winning designer is also “a celebrity favorite,” Hall explains. “He has been worn by Beyoncé, Keke Palmer, Michelle Obama, JLo and Blake Lively.”
WEEK 1: From the Archives
Stylist Niemand and Hall are known for pulling clothes from a myriad of sources, including from Hall's closet. “We upcycle and recycle — that is important,” says Hall. “We did our promo shoot for this season and most of the looks were from my closet and a few pieces were worn in season one. A lot of shoes are, shall I say, vintage. That’s the cool way to say older than 10 years. I was not raised in a world where you wear things once and toss it away. I was taught to find a way to rock it again and again.”
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