Top Cork Pieces for Summer: Put a Cork In It!

Top Cork Pieces for Summer

Who knew cork could be so versatile? This season marks a major comeback for the impermeable, buoyant material. Cork-printed python from Christian Louboutin wins Most Innovative, but I’ve got to give props to Diane von Furstenberg for achieving Most Wearable – would a cork dress make you float? Less is sometimes so much more, especially in the case of Ralph Lauren’s cork belt. Just a touch imbues your look with a sense of summertime groove. But my favorite ways to cork? A chic wedge in the form of Chloé, as well as Holly Fulton’s embossed clutch. Just don’t be kooky about your cork, and limit yourself to one piece at a time, please!

1. Diane von Furstenberg Highline Micro Metallic Cork and Leather Shoulder Bag:icon Who would expect an all-cork (and totally frugal) shoulder bag to be so chic? Topped with a semi-chunky chain, white leather, and an element of tortoiseshell, it hits all the right notes. On NET-A-PORTER for $165.

2. Christian Louboutin Daffodile Snake-Print Cork Platform Pump:icon When your cork comes in sexy embossed python, it reveals a wild side. And so does a major hidden platform. On Neiman Marcus for $1,075.

3. Diane von Furstenberg Jeannie Mixed Media Fit & Flare Dress:icon A black shell top plays down a super-cheeky flippy skirt. Extra points if you add a pop of bold color to the mix. At Nordstrom for $1,400.

4. Lauren Ralph Lauren Woven Straw Belt:icon Nothing like two organic materials to make you feel like a natural woman, especially when the temperature rises high. At Nordstrom for $42.

5. Chloé Wedge Mule:icon Avant-garde angles and rustic butterscotch leather makes for a slide-on sandal that’s hyper-modern. On Farfetch for $650.

6. Holly Fulton Cork Clutch:icon The shape! The texture! The embossed motif! This is the most neutral yet most effective conversation piece I’ve seen in quite some time. On Farfetch for $652.

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