1. Fill your wardrobe with polished basics
Timeless pieces will never fail you. Plus, investing in classic pieces will make mixing and matching super easy.

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Try: Iora, at SM Megamall


2. Pay attention to your skin
Sure, makeup is there to hide our flaws and highlight our best features, but nothing beats having a flawless complexion to start with. Religiously follow an anti-aging regimen to look glowing and well-rested.

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Try: Origins, at SM Makati

3. Get a decent mani-pedi
Dirty nails or a chipped manicure is a faux pas, especially when you want to look like refined lady. You can opt to have regularly-trimmed bare nails, or treat yourself with a gel manicure—you won't need to worry about chips for as long as 21 days!

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Try: Gelish Manicure, P850, at Nail-a-Holics branches


4. Refine your makeup look

Similar to wardrobe choices, sticking to no-makeup looks and neutral or jewel toned hues can radiate a classic beauty. Anything too flashy may take you to tacky territory.

Try: Cargo Cosmetics Essential Lip Color in Napa, P1,050, at Beauty Bar branches

5. Make time to style your hair
Sure, messy hair is the signature hairstyle of celebs, but in real life, if you aim to look polished, you have to keep your mane in place. To look more polished, you may use a straightener for sleek, straight hair, or try the Korean style , C-wave hair.

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Try: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Spray, at department stores

6. Spritz on a perfume with a clean or deep scent
Light florals and greens and warm notes will leave a whiff of sophistication. Also, it's okay to splurge on a bottle because most expensive perfumes are made with high-qulaity ingredients, guaranteeing a long-lasting fragrance on your skin the whole day.

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Try: Jo Malone Cologne Intense in Dark Amber and Ginger Lily, P10,080, at Greenbelt 5

7. Vow to wear shoes in good condition
Clean shoes can tell very well that you value your appearance. If your shoes have cracks or has mud stains, it implies that you don't care at all. Plus, this ruins your whole look, and can instantly make you look cheap.

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Try: Zalora Block Heel Pumps With Toe Cap, P1,499, at Zalora

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