The monochrome look is fun and fresh for Spring 2011 as seen on the runways of Alexander Wang, Céline and Derek Lam.

However, dressing in a single shade from head-to-two can border on bland when styled incorrectly. To optimize the chic-quotient of this trend you need to combine contrasting textures and silhouettes that complement each other for a beautifully blended, cohesive look. It's also important to select varying tones from the same color range and to limit the accessories to maybe one or two strong pieces for a clean and classic minimalist look.

Once you have the basics down, you'll be a monochrome master. Watch the video above to learn how to wear three shades -- white, blue and gray -- from top to bottom