The Cork Comeback: 10 Pieces We’re Loving

Move over marble…

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by Elizabeth Bennett |
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Once associated with happy hour and awful occasion wear wedges, cork has had an upgrade. First spotted at the Chanel SS16 couture show, Karl’s eco-chic themed show saw models stomping the wood-chip catwalk in cork wedges. And now we’ve seen it popping up everywhere.

While last year marble had a major moment, we predict that by 2017 everyone will be Instagramming their cork. We’ve spotted everything from cork heels and clutches to candles and stationery - you're spolit for choice.

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Blogger Camille Charriere in her cork wedges. (@CamilleCharriere) ©instagram

Cork makes the perfect material for summer-appropriate accessories. The neutral shade means that cork pieces are supremely wearable,just think of it like raffia’s cooler cousin.

Style cork sandals with wide-leg culottes and and an off-the-shoulder top, sling a cork cross-body bag over a shirt dress, or mix up your mantelpiece with a cork candle.

Shop this micro-trend now with our edit of the best cork pieces.


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Wedding clutch, sorted. Clutch, £265, Diane Von Furstenberg

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Perfect for work and the weekend. Wedges, £45, Faith

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Who said white shoes were a fashion faux pas? White Slingbacks, £115, Cos

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A modern take on the envelope clutch. Bag, £19.99, Pimkie

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Be the envy of all your co-workers. Cork Notebook, £11, Filofax

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Up your interior game. Cork Candle, £12, John Lewis

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Dress up a breton tee and boyfriend jeans. Bag, £62, Sondra Roberts

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Shoes you can actually dance all night in.
Platform Sandals, £257, Tabitha Simmons

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Pair with a slip dress layered over a basic tee. Tie-Up Sandals, £120, Kurt Geiger

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The cross-body bag of dreams. Bag, £55, Cos

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