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Be on the hunt for great fashion this summer

You don't have to be Brad and Angelina to be “on safari” — the safari look is back and better than ever for spring and summer! A favorite of great designers like Yves St. Laurent, safari-inspired styles are classic and forever chic. Pick up a few pieces now and we guarantee that you'll love them for years to come. Your best choices are all right here in this week's edition of The Trend Report.

Jacket requiredThe crisp, polished and tailored safari-style jacket is one of our favorite picks this season for women of all ages. Not only is it incredibly flattering (it skims and shapes all the right places), but it's also ready and willing to work with all of the season's new trends, from the pretty white shirt to cropped pants to woven leather accessories. Pick one up and it will effortlessly add a style upgrade to your wardrobe.

Extend the length of the safari jacket style and what you have is one pretty gorgeous shirtdress — another hot pick for the season.

Chic little tanks like this one can be had for as low as $39. So save your fashion dollars for better, more lasting investments (at Nordstrom.com).

The trend is to wear cropped pants or shorts and heels sans hose, of course, so invest in self tanners and “no hose” leg color correctors to get your gams on track.

If you're truly trendy, one of the fun summer looks we love is that of a floor-length sundress or caftan in a jungle-inspired print. Pair it with flat sandals and it's a wonderful new way to dress for day.

You don't have to pay a fortune for a great-looking handbag — this woven straw and leather safari stunner from Isaac Mizrahi for Target is only $24.99. Let the fashion hunt begin!

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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