Autumn's Biggest Print Trends Will Tempt You to Ditch Your Plain Outfits

As the leaves transition to a golden hue and the air takes on a crisp chill, the world of fashion is also undergoing its annual metamorphosis with the arrival of autumn. While many new trends have begun unearthing themselves for the months ahead, the freshest, in my opinion, fall under the print category. From the revival of timeless classics to the bold emergence of exciting new patterns, this season's print offerings will get your autumn look right on track and breathe new life into your wardrobe.

What’s great about autumn 2023’s print trends is that there’s a high probability that they’re already lurking in your closet—I'm willing to bet at least one of them will be. Checks make an appearance, as do stripes, but with a nuance that makes them feel fresh and exciting. We’ll also take a closer look at the animal print that designers chose over leopard print, and see how florals have bloomed for the new season. Keep an eye out for the curveball; a glamorous print we didn’t predict would make a comeback but whose presence was firmly felt on the runway.

So, without further ado, scroll on to see the autumn print trends set to dominate in 2023, and shop our edit of the best pieces on the market for each.



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Checks have always been a autumn favourite, but this year, they're making a statement in vivid hues. Think oversized blazers and skirts in bold primary colours or contrasting pastels. These playful checks add a modern twist to traditional tailoring, injecting a dose of personality into your autumn wardrobe.

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Snake print continues its reign as the animal print du jour. Embrace your wild side with faux-snakeskin accessories, boots, or even a slinky midi dress. The serpentine texture lends an edgy sophistication to your look, making it a versatile choice for both day and night.

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Bid farewell to bright, summery florals as moody blooms take centre stage this autumn. Deep, rich colours like burgundy, forest green, and navy dominate, offering a romantic and mysterious allure. From maxi dresses to statement blouses, these florals, which often come with black as their base, will add depth and drama to your seasonal style.

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Timeless pinstripes have made a noteworthy return this season, embodying the essence of the anti-trend movement. These refined, slender lines grace power suits and tailored separates, evoking a sense of confidence in any look. Pair them with chunky knits for a cosy, low-key twist or opt for a three-piece suit to command attention, be it in the bar or the boardroom.

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Damask, a luxurious, intricate pattern, is making a grand entrance into autumn 2023’s trend line-up. Expect to see it on dresses, richly textured blouses, and sumptuous baroque suiting. This opulent print adds a touch of elegance to your wardrobe, and will come in handy for any formal occasions you have this season.

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Next Up: The Autumn/Winter 2023 Fashion Trends That Really Matter

Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.