Move over Marble October 25, 2016 16:14

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.

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.

by Elizabeth Bennett