Final Touch: Cork in the Road
It’s no coincidence that, almost immediately after Salvatore Ferragamo invented the cork wedge in 1938, Vogue boldly declared, “The Wedge Has Entered!”
Although the cork wedge is drenched in fashion history, the lightweight, neutral-hued shoe has become a summer wardrobe essential for a few reasons: casual-meets-cosmopolitan cork compliments everything from boyfriend jeans and cut-off shorts to maxi dresses and miniskirts. In fact, a killer cork wedge can rock an outfit that mixes pastels, neons, black and white stripes and florals – all in the same ensemble. Now that’s the power of the cork wedge.
To get the look, follow the spring/summer 2014 trend of mixing floral prints. Start with a statement top – stripes and florals? We says YES. Pair it with a knee length pencil skirt from another family of florals that incorporates some of the same hues as the top, to tie it all together.
It’s overall neutral shade makes the wedge seem understated despite its subtle glam details: rhinestones, metallic details and varying shades of neutral on its multi-straps. Keep the rest of your accessories in a similar shade of blush by opting for cool octagonal sunglasses in light pink and the mini barrel bag in bone. With an outfit that’s à propos for day or night, you’re ready for anywhere the road may take you, from sangria on the patio to a summer wedding. And with cork wedges on your feet, you’re definitely ready for the dance floor.