03/26/2012 08:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Angelina Jolie, Madonna, Kristen Stewart And More Stars In Black And White (PHOTOS)

The stark combination of black and white has been in fashion forever, but what's new this spring is how we are wearing it. The great thing about the opposites is that you probably already have a few pieces in your closet. Here, five ways to wear the minimalist colors this season, and check out our gallery below of 26 celebrities who have stunned in black and white, with nary a zebra reference to be heard.

1. Do the polka...dots, of course. Channel 1950s style in a white skirt suit adorned with black polka dots, or, if you're really brave, wear separates in polka dots of different sizes. The graphic patterns will have people looking twice.

Forever 21 Collared Polka Dot Tank, $17 at, The Limited High Waist Inverted Pleat Skirt, $59 at

2. Go wild. Try black and white zebra print, mixed with a checkered print. Crazy? Maybe, but the contrasting patterns are anything but boring.

Equipment Tribal Print Chiffon Shirt $248 at, Michael Kors Animal Print Skirt, $725 at

3. Stick with sleek. Channel Alicia Keys in a sophisticated black and white dress. Black panels on the sides of a frock will have that slimming effect that we are seeing everywhere this spring.

KARL Interlock Collared Stretch Jersey Dress, $270 at, Josie Natori Stretch Woven Framed Sheath Dress, $495 at

4. Accent your look with bold red lips. What's black and white and red all over? You, and it's super chic.

MAC Russian Red Lipstick, $14 at

5. Push the boundaries with pops of color. If you're going to go monochromatic, why not throw in a neon accessory, just for fun?

Carvela Axel Platform Court Shoes, $162 at, Clare Vivier Foldover Clutch, $156 at

26 Celebrities In Black and White

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