Pair of cuffed chinos? Check.
A rugged, vintage leather belt? Check.
Scuffed oxfords? Check.
Cigarette? Bien sur!
A printed tee that says it all? Mais oui!

Enfant terrible, directly translated as “terrible child,” is a French term for a child who says embarrassing things to adults, especially parents. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, l’enfant terrible is “a child who embarrasses his elders by untimely remarks; a person who compromises his associates or his party by unorthodox speech or behavior; loosely, one who acts unconventionally.” Now, when hunting for that special Fashionista or Fashionisto, the style gurus are in a sense searching for that enfant terrible, the person who stands out from the crowd; loosely, the one who dresses unconventionally. While in the process of writing my final paper, I took a break and decided to go scout for a photo. Knowing Paris, I gave myself ten minutes to see what I could find. Practically running into the girl the first things that caught my eye were her fur collared sweater and the print on her shirt, (that and the fact that she was about a foot taller than me). The boyish charm of her oxfords, pants and belt combination mix well with her sweet sweater, tank top and long locks, a perfect look suitable to J.Crew. So while “untimely remarks” won’t get you what you want, please know unconventional dressing is welcomed here. 

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