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Pilates, dinner and then drinks: the unexpected tops that will get a wardrobe workout

Photography By Pinky & Kamal
Published 20.09.22

When it comes to wardrobe versatility, a top that can take us from a mountain hike to a bar for spicy margaritas is top of our wish list. And thanks to Pinky & Kamal, it's just been granted.

Pinky & Kamal is an Australian-born active and leisurewear label. The brand first caught our attention via a flash of burnt coral in the form of these two-tone leggings but its seamless ribbed tops tipped us from crush to infatuation. This collection – which comes in a range of styles and mood-boosting colours like green leaf, lilac and lemon peel – won’t just be worn for workouts. 

From off-the-shoulder numbers perfect for layering to restaurant-worthy cutouts, these tops have become our new favourite wardrobe all-rounders. Whatever the occasion, here are five looks you can create from Pinky & Kamal’s activewear tops.

 

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LAYER AND ACCESSORISE

The athleisure styling trick for the chic errand-runner is a simple top and bottom with lots of layering and accessories – as demonstrated here by Margot Robbie and here by Xenia Adonts.

The V-Neck Tank Top in leaf with the matching Ribbed Leggings is the perfect base to add an oversized coat or blazer for a polished (but comfortable) look. In fact, add a baseball cap, socks over your leggings and chunky sneakers and you’ve just recreated one of the hottest looks of the moment.

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TEAM WITH TAILORED PANTS

That’s right, the 90s and early 00s crop trend is making a resurgence but this time it’s all about styling it for the grown-ups (Katie Holmes, we’re looking at you). It’s less about what the crop top looks like and more about what you’re pairing it with – e.g. super tailored bottoms.

The bright pop of colour from the One Shoulder Bodie Crop in lemon peel perfectly contrasts with a pair of black relaxed trousers for a show-stopping look. If you would rather show a little less skin, opt for a high waisted pair of trousers instead. This look is perfect to dress up with some heels, a black blazer and elegant earrings (obviously before heading to a bar to grab a martini).

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KEEP IT CASUAL

There’s nothing easier to throw on than a tank top and some denim for a casual every-day look. Just ask Elsa Hosk, Kaia Gerber and Adut Akech who nail the off-duty vibe every time. The V-Neck Tank Top in burnt coral pairs nicely with wide or straight-legged denim jeans or shorts. And for a more elevated look, just add an unbuttoned shirt.

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WORK IT AFTER HOURS

Who would have thought you could wear the exact same top to yoga as you do for a night out on the town?

The Long Sleeve Cut Out Top in cream is the perfect multi-purpose crop with its minimalist colouring and classic fit. It features a sleek opening along the decolletage and has a high neck for a touch of sophistication. If you want proof this look can measure up to your other going out tops, you only need to look at the one trend that is still dominating the runways after several years: cutouts. While this is only a subtle version, it’s a timely addition to your wardrobe that will no doubt stand the test of time. Pare it back with a streamlined skirt for something fun or underneath a suit for a striking look.

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ADD TO YOUR HOLIDAY ESSENTIALS CHECKLIST

Whether you’re sitting on an airplane, walking so much your apple watch might explode, or lounging around your hotel’s daybed, this is the one top that will have you covered. The One Shoulder Bodice Crop in lilac is the perfect travel companion: it’s lightweight, comfortable (it has an inbuilt removable bra), stretchy and doesn’t crease easily. It’s also a great colour when travelling to warmer climates and fun to pair with laid back items like white slacks or denim. Add some fun accessories like a bucket hat and sunglasses to really get yourself in the vacay mood.

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