I Tried On the Most Versatile Summer Blouse—4 Ways I'm Styling It Now

One aspect of my job that I take very seriously is trying on pieces for you, so you can get an idea of how they hang, fit, feel and more even before they arrive on your doorstep. I like to think that this adds a thoughtfulness to your shopping and a real insight into the new addition to your wardrobe. On a recent trip to explore what's on offer on the high streets, I came upon a top that you, our dear readers, had suggested for me. Not directly, but we have insights into shopping trends and habits meaning we can see what your personal recommendations are, too. As such a stylish bunch, I headed straight for Rixo to try out the Maribelle blouse that has been a consistent seller throughout the month. From me to you, thank you.

Woman in dressing room wears black blouse and black tailored trousers.

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Featuring delicate lace detailing, sweet button closures and a pretty oversized collar, I can see why you, our dear readers, have deemed this a stand-out piece. It has the innate boho feel that's present in so many of Rixo's pieces, and if you've had a look at our runway reports and general fashion updates too, you'll be well aware of the fact that bohemian styles are back in a big way. In part, due to Chemena Kamali's show-stopping Chloé collection that left the fashion world in awe, along with the timing of summer's approach that always sees dainty details rising to the surface once more. All in all, this blouse is perfectly primed for the summer months.

Woman in dressing room wears black blouse, black tailored trousers

(Image credit: @florriealexander)

Made of 100% cotton, the lightness of the material is an immediate winner for both the warmest summer days, and those that feature grey skies and occasional drizzle. As far as the UK weather goes, finding a top that does both is a real feat. The v-neckline hits just right to show off your staple neckline, and the elastic cuffs make for a frilled cuff that looks great at wrist length or pushed up for a more relaxed feel. As it comes in both white and black, it can seamlessly blend with all other shades in your wardrobe, too. Whilst I tried this on with tailored trousers I'd been wearing, I can easily see this featuring in various summertime outfits, with slip skirts, jeans, shorts and plenty more, and to prove it I've built 4 summer outfits below.

Keep scrolling to shop Rixo's Maribelle blouse, and 4 ways I'm wearing it right now.


1. For Shopping Trips

Collage of shirt, jeans, bag, ballet flats and earrings

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2. For Evenings Out

Collage of shirt, bag, shoes, slip skirt, red lipstick

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3. For Park Picnics

Collage of shirt, linen trousers, basket bag, sandals and earrings

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4. For the Office

Collage of shirt, bag, flat shoes, linen skirt and sunglasses

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Florrie Alexander
Acting Affiliates Editor

Florrie embarked on her fashion journey while studying French and History at university. Whilst studying in Aix-en-Provence, she began to write her dissertation on the history of fashion and the influence of Haute Couture, and landed her first role at Harper’s Bazaar. Following this, she interned for various publications including Elle, Grazia and Marie Claire before joining the fashion team at Conde Nast Traveller. There, she contributed to international photoshoots, styled pages and covers, and produced engaging digital content.

During a freelance period, Florrie honed her skills in editorial work in various digital and print publications including Vogue Italy and Departures magazine, as well as styling e-commerce photoshoots and personal shopping. Florrie actively pursues an in-depth understanding of fashion and jewellery, and after styling a jewellery cover shoot at Conde Nast Traveller chose to complete the De Beers Diamond Foundation course. Florrie first joined Who What Wear UK as a freelancer before becoming the Commerce Writer, blending both editorial and commercial content. Now, as the Acting Affiliates Editor, she monitors current trends, new-in styles, wardrobe heroes and how best to style them. In her downtime, Florrie can be found in her hometown of London, usually with a coffee in hand.