Happy 72nd Birthday, Betsey Johnson!

Fall/Winter trends: Michael Stars
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Today, we raise a glass to quite possibly the most playful fashion designer in the business, Betsey Johnson! The quirky designer, who turns 72 today, has been working since the 1960s, and remains just as energetic and fun as ever -- especially when it comes to closing her own shows (see above for proof!). But Johnson isn't letting age slow her down. She most recently created a '90s-inspired capsule collection for Urban Outfitters and will be showcasing her new lines next month during Fashion Week. Here's to hoping we see even more cartwheels and splits from the bold designer!

Want a unique wardrobe a la Betsey Johnson's? Click through our gallery and stay fashion-forward by incorporating Fall/Winter 2014 trends into your summer wardrobe.

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Fall and Winter trends: Emerald

Trade in your summery garden-fresh greens for a deliciously rich, jeweled shade-emerald-cut in your usual warm-weather silhouettes.
From left: Christian Dior, Bottega Veneta, and J. Mendel

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Eres One-Piece Swimsuit

Fall and Winter trends: Eres

$580; net-a-porter.com

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Mango Dress

Fall and Winter trends: Mango

$50; mango.com

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Tibi Cami

Fall and Winter trends: Tibi

$158; tibi.com

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Fall and Winter trends: Linear

Go down the straight and narrow path with geometric lines that interlock or run zig-zag across your go-to summer pieces.From left: Peter Pilotto, Alexander Wang, and Altuzarra

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Giejo Swim Separates

Fall and Winter trends: Giejo

$112 ( top) and $98 (bottom); shopgiejo.com

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House of Holland Sunglasses

Fall and Winter trends: House of Holland Sunglasses

$255; houseofholland.co.uk

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Kate Spade Saturday Pouch

Fall and Winter trends: Kate Spade Saturday Pouch

$25; saturday.com

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Fall and Winter trends: Sneakers

This fall, shoewear is all about comfort to the max. Step into colorful statement-making sneaks or play it cool with an all-white option.
From left: DKNY, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Chanel

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Vans High-Tops

Fall and Winter trends: Vans

$65; vans.com

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Old Navy Canvas Sneakers

Fall and Winter trends: Old Navy

$23; oldnavy.com

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Nike Trainers

Fall and Winter trends: Nike

$100; nike.com

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Fall and Winter trends: Nature-Inspired

Answer to Mother Nature with pretty florals, landscape photo-prints, and butterfly motifs splashed across swimsuits, dresses, and more.
From left: Tracy Reese, Dolce & Gabbana, and Valentino

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Loft Shorts

Fall and Winter trends: Loft Shorts

$50; loft.com

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Matthew Williamson Bikini

Fall and Winter trends: Matthew Williamson Bikini

$155; matthewwilliamson.com

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Whistles Dress

Fall and Winter trends: Whistles Dress

$264; whistles.com

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Animal Prints

Fall and Winter trends: Animal Prints

Walk on the wild side! Next season is all about leopard spots and snakeskin. Integrate pieces with sandals and shorts, but to make the most of the trend, look for animal-print dresses that you can wear now and in the fall.
From left: Givenchy, Chloe, and Sportmax

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Reiss Dress

Fall and Winter trends: Reiss

$320; reiss.com

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Maje Shorts

Fall and Winter trends: Maje Shorts

$275; net-a-porter.com

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Zimmermann Sandals

Fall and Winter trends: Zimmermann

$295; zimmermannwear.com

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Fall and Winter trends: Minis

So long, floor-grazing dresses! Hike up your hems with zippy dresses that boast a flirty skater-style silhouette. Pair with sandals for the summer, and with boots when temps fall.
From left: Tory Burch, Gucci, and Louis Vuitton

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Talula Dress

Fall and Winter trends: Talula Dress

$35; aritzia.com

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Topshop Dress

Fall and Winter trends: Topshop

$130; topshop.com

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French Connection Dress

Fall and Winter trends: French Connection

$168; frenchconnection.com

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Fall/Winter trends: Menswear-Inspired

Suiting never goes out of style. Fall 2014 is all about chic tailored separates, oversize jackets, and pleated trousers. Make it work for warmer months with a paler color palette, lighter fabrics, and shorter hems.
From left: Hermes, Elizabeth and James, and Giorgio Armani

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J. Crew Blazer

Fall/Winter trends: J. Crew

$178; jcrew.com

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Rag & Bone Shorts

Fall/Winter trends: Rag & Bone

$275; rag-bone.com

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Joie Blazer

Fall/Winter trends: Joie Blazer

$158; joie.com

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Sporty Pants

Fall/Winter trends: Sporty Pants

Make drawstring joggers your new go-to. But to avoid looking as though you're actually heading to the gym, give yours a polished spin with a dressier top and fancier footwear (read: heels or brogues).
From left: Rag & Bone, Michael Kors, and Ralph Lauren

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Talula Pants

Fall/Winter trends: Talula Pants

$60; aritzia.com

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Joe Fresh Pants

Fall/Winter trends: Joe Fresh Pants

$50; joefresh.com

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Michael Stars Pants

Fall/Winter trends: Michael Stars

$118; michaelstars.com

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