Autumn Winter 2023 Fashion Trends – 16 Key Trends You Can Actually Wear And Where To Shop Them Now

Wear Next's AW23 trend report is here.

Last Updated on September 21, 2023

Wondering what the biggest fashion trends for Autumn Winter 2023 will be? You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Wear Next’s Autumn Winter 2023-2024 trend report, where we’re defining the most significant trends for the season ahead, sharing some of the best looks from the runway and showing you how to get the look on the high street. While we saw a little bit of sunshine recently, autumn is on the horizon as we race through September. It’s time to do the big wardrobe swap, pack away all your summer dresses and hang your knits back up, but it’s not all doom and gloom. After all, the new season means new trends to embrace!

The main theme of AW23 is wearability, which might just come as a breath of fresh air if you’ve ever felt alienated by fashion. Office-ready tailoring, hourglass shapes, and cosy fits were huge this season, with more power suits than you could shake a stick at. Darker hues reigned supreme, with greys and blacks being championed this season in the form of long coats at Victoria Beckham, Alaïa, Prada and D&G, and oversized blazers at Diesel, Valentino and Saint Laurent.

But if you love colour (as I do), you’ll be glad to know that bright red was another key theme, with the shade worn head-to-toe on the Stella McCartney, Blumarine, Elie Saab, Marni and David Koma runways, to name a few. Whether it was the winter florals at Erdem worn with heavy eyeliner or the swathes of black lace teamed with leather at Chanel, gothic style was notable too, perhaps inspired by Netflix’s Addams Family spin-off show, Wednesday. After analysing the Big Four Fashion Weeks at Paris, London, New York and Milan Fashion Weeks, here’s our trend report for AW23 and how you can wear them now.

Love accessories? Read about the biggest autumn winter 2023 bag trends, shoe trends, knitwear and boots trends next.

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Check mate

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Emilia Wickstead / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Burberry / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

We’re kicking things off with one of the most reliable and wearable trends there is: checks. It might not be revolutionary, but checks have their place in almost every person’s autumn winter wardrobe, whether it’s in the form of a flannel shirt, full-length coat or chequered dress. Burberry is known for checks, but this season they stepped it up a notch with chequered everything – including tights.

Seen at: Burberry, Dior, Marni, Emilia Wickstead, Thom Browne, Zimmermann, Vivienne Westwood, Thom Browne, Acne Studios, Stella McCartney and more.

Balthasar Coat - Black/Honey Shrimps

Balthasar Coat – Black/Honey, £725, Shrimps – buy now


Wide-Leg Checked Wool-Blend Trousers, £110, COS – buy now


Dylan Western Shirt, £75, Levi – buy now

Hourglass silhouettes

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Balmain / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Schiaparelli / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Jessica Rabbit-style hourglass shapes seemed to be on every runway for AW23, with fashion creating this desirable silhouette in the form of oversized belts at Schiaperelli, Max Mara and Alaïa, peplum tops (yes, really) at Balmain, and cinched in waists at Jason Wu, Prada and Roland Mouret. You don’t need to look like Kim Kardashian to achieve this look; just use your clothes!

To get the look at home, use big waist belts to create an hourglass shape. Peplum dresses and tops are another easy way to embrace the trend, but anything with volume around the hips will do like this ASOS DESIGN dress I’ve found, below.

Seen at Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Chloe, Paul Costelloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu, Christopher Kane, Max Mara, Marni, Schiaparelli and Tory Burch.

Premium Tailored Bandeau Peplum Top Nasty Gal

Premium Tailored Bandeau Peplum Top, now £39, Nasty Gal – buy now

Wide Waist Belt & Other Stories

Wide Waist Belt, £45, & Other Stories – buy now

ASOS DESIGN plunge premium bandeau maxi dress with peplum bubble waist and sash in black

Premium Bandeau Maxi Dress, now £90, ASOS DESIGN – buy now


Linen Blend Peplum Top, £29.99, Zara – buy now

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Perforated leather belt Alaia

Perforated leather belt, £1,050, Alaïa at Matches Fashion – buy now

Power suits

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Gucci / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Saint Laurent / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Autumn winter 2023 is set to be the season of the power suit. Embrace workwear with an oversized blazer with sharp shoulder pads as per Saint Laurent, or do it like a man with a grey two-piece trouser suit and white shirt as seen at Gucci. Frankly, there are so many ways you can wear this. It really is one of the most accessible and wearable trends this season.

This look is easy to copy. Simply invest in a great suit – either a trouser or a skirt suit is perfect. Team with an oversized blazer and kitten heels, and you’ll instantly mean business.

Seen at Saint Laurent, Alaïa, Awake Mode, Balenciaga, Bally, Chloe, Fendi, Gucci, Lanvin, McQueen, Versace and many more.

DREAM Oyster Jewel Tweed Jacket

DREAM Oyster Jewel Tweed Jacket, £155, Sister Jane – buy now

DREAM Oyster Jewel Tweed Skirt, £95, Sister Jane – buy now


Asymmetric Double-Breasted Waistcoat, £59.99, Zara – buy now

Trousers with Contrast Waistband, £79.99, Zara – buy now

Relaxed Single-Breasted Blazer and Linen-Blend Midi Skirt & Other Stories

Relaxed Single-Breasted Blazer, £135, & Other Stories – buy now

Linen-Blend Midi Skirt, £75, & Other Stories – buy now


Double Breasted Linen Blazer, now £180, Reiss – buy now

Wide Leg Linen Trousers, now £95, Reiss – buy now


Michele Jacket, £175, Sezane – buy now

Damon Trousers, £130, Sezane – buy now

READ MORE: The Biggest Sunglasses Trends of 2023 and Where to Buy Them

Well red

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Stella McCartney / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Fendi / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Sick of Barbiecore? Take a step away from pink this autumn with the return of bright, bold red. Mark my words, this is going to be the colour of the season and you’ll get bonus points if you wear it head-to-toe a la Fendi and Stella McCartney. We all know the psychology behind red making us look instantly more attractive too, so it’s a win, win!

To embrace the look, wear red head-to-toe but even a pop of colour will work. Red dresses are the easiest way to wear the trend, and there are plenty of beautiful options on the high street.

Seen at Fendi, Stella McCartney, Bally, Christopher Kane, Hermes, David Koma, Marni, Alexander McQueen, Sakts Potts and more.


Marly Short Dress, £155, Sezane – buy now

Cherry Petals Midi Dress Sister jane

Cherry Petals Midi Dress, £95, Sister Jane – buy now

Relaxed Pleated Detail Wrap Dress

Relaxed Pleated Detail Wrap Dress, £120, & Other Stories – buy now

Short-handle shoulder bag Mango

Short-handle shoulder bag, £29.99, Mango – buy now

Long black

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Givenchy / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Dolce & Gabbana / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

After a coat that will last forever? They don’t get more versatile or enduring than the long black coat. The maxi coat became the whole outfit at Dolce & Gabbana, with the glamorous edition of a glittering necklace, sunglasses, black gloves and of course, heels.

Seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Prada, Khaite, Valentino, Chanel, Max Mara, Stella McCartney and more.


Oversized Rounded Wool Coat, £270, COS – buy now


Long Wool Coat, £465, Ganni – buy now

Black Double Breasted Coat Albaray

Black Double Breasted Coat, £199, Albaray – buy now

All wrapped up

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Saint Laurent / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Etro / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

If you’re sick and tired of impractical trends, here’s another one you’re going to be relieved to see this season. It was hard not to notice the sheer number of cosy looks that graced the AW23 runways, especially those that featured scarves as the main feature.

To get the look, wear yours almost like a cape, as seen at Etro and Saint Laurent; it looks chic, but will keep you warm too. Alternatively, invest in Toteme’s scarf coat for two-in-one.

Seen at Etro, Saint Laurent, Chloe, Coperni, Dior, Max Mara, Khaite, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney and many more.

Scarf-neckline felt jacket

Scarf-neckline felt jacket, £810, Toteme – buy now


Fringed Pure Wool Scarf, £85, COS – buy now

Rock Star Embellished Velvet Cape Free People

Rock Star Embellished Velvet Cape, £250, Free People – buy now

Mohair Scarf In Fuchsia Victoria Beckham

Mohair Scarf In Fuchsia, £180, Victoria Beckham – buy now

Maxi skirts

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Michael Kors / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2023 Paco Rabanne
Paco Rabanne / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Maxi skirts have been making their comeback for a little while now, but I had to include this in our trend report because they’re another easy-to-wear trend for AW23 especially when compared to those micro minis. Try a Y2K-style denim maxi with an oversized knit, or a simple black skirt teamed with a white shirt will kick two trends off at once.

Seen at Michael Kors, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Rokh, Fendi, Blumarine, Diesel, Molly Goddard, Givenchy and many more.

Rock The Runway Maxi Skirt Free People

Rock The Runway Maxi Skirt, £168, Free People – buy now

Denim maxi skirt Raey

Denim maxi skirt, £200, Self Portrait – buy now


Coated-Denim Maxi Skirt, £99, COS – buy now

Split back organic-cotton denim maxi skirt

Split back organic-cotton denim maxi skirt, £165, Raey – buy now


Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2023 Dolce & Gabbana
Dolce & Gabbana / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Blumarine / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Sequins are huge every winter, but metallics might just overtake in AW23. Sequins’ cooler, more sophisticated big sister, these can be dressed up for the Christmas party or down with trainers and an oversized knit.

Seen at Blumarine, Dolce & Gabbana, Coach, Carolina Herrera, JW Anderson, Dries Van Noten, Proenza Schouler and more.

Lupe metallic wide-leg high-rise faux-leather trousers Amy Lynn

Lupe metallic wide-leg high-rise faux-leather trousers, now £67.50, Amy Lynn – buy now

Freya premium leather thigh high square toe boot in silver

Freya premium leather thigh high square toe boot in silver, £200, Topshop Limited Edition – buy now

Metallic Croc Faux Leather Shorts Warehouse

Metallic Croc Faux Leather Shorts, now £52.50, Warehouse – buy now

Lupe metallic wide-leg high-rise faux-leather trousers,

Lupe metallic wide-leg high-rise faux-leather trousers, £85, Amy Lynn – buy now

Go gothic

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Chanel / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Paul Costelloe / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

If you’re a fan of Netflix’s The Addams Family spin-off Wednesday, you’re going to love the gothic trend that appeared at Chanel, Paul Costelloe, Dior and more. As seen on the Kardashian-Jenner clan a lot lately, fashion made black lace, heavy eye make up and gothic jewellery super stylish on the AW23 runway.

To try the trend, a long black dress will work, teamed with chunky boots and gothic jewellery.

Seen at Paul Costelloe, Chanel, Awake Mode, Acne, Balmain, Rodarte, Dior and many more.

ASOS EDITION waisted broderie midi shirt dress with puff sleeve in black

Waisted broderie midi shirt dress, £140, ASOS EDITION – buy now


Asymmetrical Pleated Skirt, £269, Claudie Pierlot – buy now

Mila Velvet Top AllSaints

Mila Velvet Top, £149, AllSaints – buy now

UO Rebel Extreme Slash Long-Sleeved Top Urban Outfitters

UO Rebel Extreme Slash Long-Sleeved Top, £36, Urban Outfitters – buy now

Winter florals

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Erdem / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
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Richard Quinn / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Florals are never far away when it comes to fashion, but this season they’re less girly and more gothic. If you’re not quite ready to embrace black lace from head-to-toe, this is a much more versatile option. We saw bright florals on black at Richard Quinn, Erdem and Herrera, while at Armani and D&G, corsages offered a more subtle take on the trend.

If you haven’t got gothic florals somewhere in your wardrobe, there’s plenty to choose from like this adorable dress from Sister Jane or a mesh bodysuit from AllSaints.

Seen at Richard Quinn, Erdem, Balenciaga, Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab, Miu Miu, Van Noten, Emilia Wickstead and many more.

Pearl Marina Mini Dress Sister Jane

Pearl Marina Mini Dress, £89, Sister Jane – buy now

Floral-print silk-twill scarf Gucci

Floral-print silk-twill scarf, £165, Gucci – buy now

Floral Embellished Detail Column Dress Warehouse

Floral Embellished Detail Column Dress, now £52.50, Warehouse – buy now


Ruby Shirred Midi Dress – Floral, £85, Damson Madder – buy now

Everyday essentials

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2023 Miu Miu
Miu Miu / Courtesy of Launchmetrics
Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2023 Bottega Veneta
Bottega Veneta / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Following the pandemic fashion was loud and proud, but two years on we’re embracing every day essentials instead, whether it’s hoodies at Miu Miu, vest tops at Bottega Veneta, trench coats at Dior or loose-fitting jeans at Gucci.

This look is easy to copy, and you probably have plenty of the staples in your wardrobe already. Try a hoodie and jeans with a wool coat for a comfy, casual look.

Seen at Miu Miu, Bottega Veneta, Courreges, Dior, Tods, Coperni, Chloé, Fendi and Hermès.

Oversized Cotton Jersey T-Shirt & Other Stories

Oversized Cotton Jersey T-Shirt, £29, & Other Stories – buy now

Pocket Detail Hoodie NA-KD

Pocket Detail Hoodie, £44.95, NA-KD – buy now


Mom Straight in Smoke Sea, £90, Wrangler – buy now


Cropped Elasticated Shirt, £75, COS – buy now

Tie it up

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Valentino / Launchmetrics

The move towards Y2K fashion is still going strong, and this season we’re seeing the return of ties. Reminiscent of Avril Lavigne in her Sk8er Boi era, this time around it’s a little more polished. Team yours with a shirt and loose-fitting trousers with chunky boots and an oversized aviator jacket.

Seen at Chanel, Valentino, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Carolina Herrera, David Koma and more.

ASOS DESIGN textured tie in black

Textured Tie in Black, £15, ASOS DESIGN – buy now

striped wool tie

Striped Wool Tie, £79, Sandro – buy now

Saint Laurent
lavallière thin scarf

Lavallière Thin Scarf, £235, Saint Laurent – buy now

Bag trends

XXL totes

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Coach / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Seen at Coach, JW Anderson, Balmain, Jil Sander and more.

For those who can’t step outside the house without a colossal bag, you’ll be glad to know that XXL totes made a reappearance on the AW23 runway. Chances are you have one or two of these in your wardrobe already!

Top handles

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Prada / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

If you pick just one bag trend to embrace this season, make it those with top handles. These structured bags added a ladylike touch to the runways at Dior, Schiaparelli and perhaps most notably, Prada.

Seen at Prada, Schiaparelli, Off-White, Dior, Acne and more.

Read our full trend report for AW23’s biggest bags.

Shoe trends

Western boots

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A.W.A.K.E. Mode / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Western-inspired boots aren’t exactly new, but that’s not to dismiss their prevalence this season. With a slight heel and a whole lot of style, these are so wearable. Wear yours under skirts and dresses, as seen at A.W.A.K.E. Mode.

Seen at A.W.A.K.E. Mode, Zimmerman, Isabel Marant, Chloé, Off-White and more.

Over the knee boots

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Fendi / Courtesy of Launchmetrics

Over the knee styles are definitely the standout trend when it comes to boots this season. Seen at Fendi, Lanvin, Bottega Veneta and so many more, they’ve been given fashion’s seal of approval. Not only that, but they’ll keep your legs warm. Win win!

Seen at Bally, Bottega Veneta, Elie Saab, Fendi, Hermes, Lanvin and more.

Read our full trend report for AW23’s boots trends or shoes trends.