Designer to Watch: Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson is a designer who is unknown to many, but has so much creative talent, it’s extraordinary.

Hailing from Connecticut, Johnson is most recognized for her bold, extravagant, and unusual designs ranging from clothing and handbags to jewellery and homeware.

Starting her fashion career after her win at the Mademoiselle Guest Editor competition, she quickly became a designer for Paraphernalia: a New York based boutique.

She was able to open her own boutiques over time, as well as the launch of her independent fashion brand which originated in the late 70’s.

45 years later and the brand is still proving to be as popular as ever with regular catwalk shows and the launch of Betsey’s recent TV show named ‘XOX Betsey Johnson.’

We personally love her, and her amazing design imaginability, so therefore, lets have a look at some of the designer’s best work.

Fruity, but Fantastic

You're one in a melon, babe! 🍉

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This is such a wacky, but incredible look from Betsey Johnson.

The bardot style neckline on this monochrome spotted dress brings a touch of modernity to an otherwise 50’s type ensemble.

The addition of this unusual, but awesome watermelon handbag adds a funky yet retro vibe to the look.


Beautiful Ballerina

Pretty n Pink 💕 @dillards

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Another vintage inspired look from the designer, but with a spin on current trends.

The ditsy, feminine floral prints teamed with a bardot style neckline yet again gives the look a modern edge.

The magenta coloured tutu style skirt adds a real old-school feel complete with some matching strappy heels.

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Stripes vs. Gingham

Kick off your Sunday shoes 👠

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We can’t do a post about a designer without featuring Betsey Johnson herself.

Johnson is living it large in a casual slogan tee styled with some cool striped trousers and a vintage looking belt.

Red gingham strappy wedges make a great clashing print combo which we are absolutely loving.

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Multicoloured Madness

This is another eccentric yet wonderful look from the designer herself.

Teaming a long sleeved striped dress with a faux fur multicoloured stole and glove adds a quirky yet brilliant touch to an otherwise plain looking outfit.

The sparkling cupcake handbag completes this ensemble in the best way – with a touch of madness.

Spots & Stripes

Something super awesome is happening today. #BTS all day with one of my fav bloggers, stay tuned! 🍩 XoX 💋💋

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This look is just fabulous, isn’t it?

The combination of a neon pink sleeveless crop with some striped culottes is so in this season.

The addition of a pair of quirky spotted slip ons with minimal pom pom appliqué is right up our street.

What a marvelous outfit.

Gingham Gorgeousness

Looking for ways to make your gloomy Monday shine? Head over to Betsey Central to find my latest bling ✨! XoX 💋💋

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This is another great vintage ensemble.

The pairing of a halter neck gingham corset style body with some flamboyant jewellery gives off a feminine yet unique vibe.

The natural wave of the model’s hairstyle as well as the addition of this quirky pair of sunglasses are making this outfit summer ready.

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