Introducing the Gossip Girl resident “bad boy” Ed Westwick, better known as Chuck Bass. With a reputation for being somewhat of a “player”, the ambitious, hedonistic living Chuck Bass also has an eye for style. For the fashion forward population, it’s hard not to pay huge attention to his elegant, effortless style portrayed within the Gossip Girl series. As an on screen character, Chuck Bass likes to suit up, with trademark pieces being suits and bow ties. With an elegant approach, he isn’t afraid of colour, often implementing colour through detailing with pocket squares, bow ties and scarves. With a businessman approach, his suits tend to be tailored to a perfect fit, and he likes to keep things extremely simple. Pairing a tailored black suit and a white shirt, he adds colour and detailing by accessorising with a patterned tie or bow tie, finishing off with a pocket square.
The Fashion Style of Ed Westwick
How about his off screen fashion style? If you don’t know, Ed Westwick is the 24-year-old Londoner who plays the character Chuck Bass. As well as filming for the hit series, he’s also the lead singer of a band called “The Filthy Youth” and likes to well… party a lot. (What 24 year old superstars don’t?!) When it comes to his style, he likes to keep things relaxed, leaving his style seeming effortless. A lot of people envy the way Ed can portray a sense of effortless elegance, looking better than most guys without looking like he has put much work into what he’s wearing. Unlike his on screen character, his style isn’t extravagant, keeping things basic. With more of a monochromatic wardrobe compared to his on screen character, he keeps things simple with the feeling that “less is more.” With a casual approach to fashion and style, Ed likes to just wear jeans and a low-cropped t-shirt, again keeping things simple. He’s grooming again screams casualness, often showing a dash of his manly chest hair, staying unshaven and not doing too much to his hair, all adding to Ed’s laid back approach.
As we mentioned, Chuck Bass has iconic pieces in which he likes to wear a lot of. Keeping things elegant, he accessorizes with a variety of bow ties, scarves and is often suited and booted. Other key pieces in which Chuck likes to wear tend to be jumpers, blazers, cardigans, polo shirts and anything he can layer with. Here are some products available on the market today Chuck would be dribbling over…
Chictopians Keeping Things Chuck
We dived through all of the stylish guys here at Chictopia, to pick the best outfits of guys “keeping things Chuck.”
Adrian’s look is extremely elegant, adding colour from the blazer. A slim fit approach, this look is elegant but effortless. With attention paid to detailing, the pocket square and tie combination would make Chuck proud.
Adrian wears Chuck’s trademark bow tie, and adds uniqueness and colour from the tartan vintage coat. Keeping the coat unbuttoned allows this amazing design to be showed off, adding to the look. Skinny trousers again leave everything looking tailored, and although it’s more casual than the first look, it still screams elegance.
Chictopians as Ed
MCKenneth keeps things casual, but doesn’t take his eyes off the detailing. Ed believes “less is more” and in a way, this look proves that. Attention hasn’t been taken away from the finer details such as the accessorizing and the textures.
Another look Ed would be proud of. Christoph keeps it extremely simple again, pairing a low-cropped t-shirt with some skinny black jeans. Keeping things neutral doesn’t take anything away from this look, with attention paid to the fitting of the clothing; this look is stylish but effortless.
So they’re we have it, the raiding of Chuck Bass/Ed Westwicks stylish wardrobe. His styles differ on screen and off screen, but both styles really compliment him and the way he carries himself. Here’s a short video with a collection of some of Chuck’s stylish moments in Gossip Girl. Enjoy!
By Paul McGregor