Number 1 Rule to Dressing Paris Chic: Black is always the new black.
Number 2 Rule to Dressing Paris Chic: Contrary to what your friends might be telling you, you don't need a thousand dollar bag on your shoulder to look nicely-dressed. Case and point. This might be going against everything fashion bloggers stand for, but if you have a nice-looking faux designer bag, who the hell cares? Wear it. Own it. Act outrageously offended if someone asks if it's real.
Number 3 Rule to Dressing Paris Chic: Never look like you tried too hard to pair an outfit in the morning. As my beautiful model Savannah demonstrates, a blouse, jeans, and wedge runners suffice. More layers means more thought put into the outfit; there's a reason why Parisian girls don't walk around with half-naked shirts and bandeaus. They're too free-spirited and worried about bigger priorities in life to worry about bandeaus. Stick with simple pieces and exude elegance.