Owning a wardrobe full of basics comes with many perks: You can easily mix and match the pieces you own, you can wear them on repeat, and you won't need to shop for new clothes every now and then. These closet essentials, however, have the tendency to look plain. To avoid this, you can try any of these easy styling tricks below:

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1. Throw on a blazer 

You can always rely on this closet staple to dress up your shirts and tank tops.

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2. Accessorize! 

A few pieces of jewelry can instantly transform any simple outfit. 

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FN Tip: Look for accessories that you can easily throw on whenever your outfit lacks oomph. This could be a watch and a few bracelets, or a necklace with a pair of studded earrings—whatever fits your personal style! 

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TRY: Milan Gold Huggies, P1,799, PENNY PAIRS, available online

TRY: 9749IST Double T Gold Bangle, P799.75, IMONO JEWELRYavailable online

3. Pay attention to your shoes

...because they tend to stand out when you're wearing a plain outfit. Go for dressy ones like a pair of leather flats to elevate your look!

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4. Tuck in your top and wear a belt 

Belts are an underrated accessory. It can tie your whole look together while keeping you from appearing sloppy.

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5. Add a pop of color!

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TRY: Lip Stain - Black Cherry, P943, ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS, available online

Coating your lashes with mascara can also make a huge difference. This ultra-pigmented one from Benefit Cosmetics effectively defines and lengthens the lashes, making them look full and fluttery. 

TRY: They're Real! Magnet Powerful Lifting & Lengthening Mascara, P1,790, BENEFIT COSMETICS, available online

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6. Dress in one color

A color-coordinated outfit never fails to look put together.

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