How To Style A Merve Bayindir Hat For Any Occasion

Good afternoon everyone, now if you have read any of my previous posts then you would already be familiar with Merve Bayindir. If you haven’t then why not take a look HERE, So this is hat number three and is named Dorothy. Like I have mentioned in my previous post the SS20ICONS” collection is dedicated to all women around the world who have not only inspired us but broken down barriers to pave the way for future generations.


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So let’s begin with the hat, it is striking yet simple, like I said earlier it is called Dorothy. The hat embodies the very essence of modern bridal millinery. The soft silk abaca dotted with beautiful pearls creates a beautiful contrast between the two and is accented further by the elegant handmade flowers. Adore the dramatic twist on a traditional button shape, it is a must-have statement piece for a wedding, horse racing events or other formal events.

The hat has been dedicated to Dorothy Hodgkins, a British chemist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for her work on the critical discoveries of the structure of penicillin and insulin.


Moving on and when it came to styling Dorothy I new the perfect dress for it. This pleated dress is from Self-Portrait and is from the brands SS18 collection, but I knew straight away that these two would work extremely well together. This monochrome stripe midi dress is cut with a plunging neckline and features elegant frills throughout. The dress is designed with effortless cold shoulder sleeves and falls to a pleated tiered midi skirt.

So what’s new, another Self-Portrait dress I couldn’t resist. It was for sure one of those impulse buys, I knew the minute I saw this dress. Their dresses are truly one of a kind – from the high quality material to the intricate design. Since then you would have seen me wearing a number of dresses from this brand. I have a few more coming very soon so look out for those post. The dress and the hat work rather well together, a midi dress is ideal for occasions and one I think is a fail safe.


Next and onto my shoes and here I opted for my Staud Clothing Thong Mules. I absolutely love them and this is apparent from all my previous post. You would have noticed me wearing them on repeat.


Last but not least is this Cult Gaia Millie rattan tote bag. I love how unique and distinctive it is and that it screams Spring/Summer to me. This ‘Millie’ style is woven from beige rattan in a spherical silhouette with an equally rounded top handle. It has a linen lining patterned with the vivid print created in collaboration with Brazilian artist Lane Marinho. There is something so cool about this bag and I adore carrying it around!


Do you like wearing hats to special occasions? If so how would you style yours? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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  1. August 3, 2020 / 2:01 am

    That hat is beautiful! It goes perfectly with the pleated dress. And I love who the collection is dedicated to.

    x Kara |

    • August 4, 2020 / 7:11 pm

      What beautiful photos! Love the outift and hat!

  2. August 3, 2020 / 2:08 am

    You are stunning! This hat was clearly made for you! It ‘s beautiful on you and I love it with the dress too!

  3. August 3, 2020 / 10:28 am

    This is a beautiful outfit, Lovely! These kinds of hats have always intimidated me but it looks gorgeous, especially with the pleated texture of that dress tying up the scrunching happening in the cloth detail of the hat. Perfect!

  4. August 3, 2020 / 11:13 am

    I’m not a hat person or I just haven’t found the right hat lol. These photos are gorgeous and it’s great it has been designed with than honour behind it. I hope you are doing well : ) xo

  5. August 3, 2020 / 12:02 pm

    You are always wearing the most gorgeous hats Lovely! The dress is very stunning too with those cold shoulder details.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

  6. August 3, 2020 / 12:53 pm

    Nice look amazing photos

  7. August 3, 2020 / 1:37 pm

    Love the look, love the hat. I love how this outfit is so cohesive! Raps illy with the hat. You always have the most cohesive outfits, they’re always so perfect.
    Another great look from you!

  8. August 3, 2020 / 3:24 pm

    That is such a pretty hat Lovely. I would never know how to style these type of hats. You chose such a gorgeous dress and love the overall look. Very elegant and beautiful 🙂

    Via |

  9. August 3, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    such a beautiful outfit and you are slaying the look girl <3

  10. August 3, 2020 / 6:01 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! I love the geometrical details you’ve got going on with the pleats and spherical shoes and bag. Great styling and the photos look so editorial, too!


  11. August 3, 2020 / 6:14 pm

    Oh this Dorothy Hat is great and love that is dedicated to scientist as opposed to an actor or celebrity. It looks great with tiered ruffle and dress, wicker bag and Staud shoes. Just love this!

    Allie of

  12. August 4, 2020 / 1:21 pm

    That Merve Bayindir hat is a work of art. I also love that Self -Portrait dress on you. You look amazing in this combo!

  13. August 4, 2020 / 6:18 pm

    Love it! Love how delicate but strong the hat looks. I wish wearing hats like that it public were more acceptable.

    Loren | Plaid + Sugar

  14. August 4, 2020 / 9:35 pm

    I just haven’t found the right hat lol

  15. August 5, 2020 / 12:02 pm

    You look super stylish ❤

  16. August 6, 2020 / 12:37 am

    You are simply the queen of statement hats, and I just love that. I can’t think of another blogger quite like you.

    xoxo Amanda |

  17. August 7, 2020 / 5:36 am

    Such a gorgeous look!! That hat is amazing! This outfit is goals.

    Miles of smiles,

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