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Dress to Impress in Cooper & Ella

Inexpensive new tops

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Most days we’d be willing to give you the shirt off our back.

But not today. Not when we’re basking in the silken, wallet-friendly goodness of new blouse label Cooper & Ella.

Designer Kara Mendelsohn’s quest to create the perfect (and perfectly affordable) shirt comes courtesy of sale and merchandising stints with Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors Collection, and Thakoon.

Her sweet prints and cuts — double-collared painterly and bird-print tops, a tailored style sprinkled with a mix of demure red polka dots and formidable gold grommets — are as easy to wear as the prices are reasonable.

Fancier options are even more enviable: lace-effect sleeve, back, and shoulder panels make the simplest crew necks look like walking works of art.

You can thank us now.

Available at cooperandella.com, $68-$88.

Photos: Courtesy of Cooper & Ella