Black and White: The New Power Couple?

Black and white are classy colors in any situation, but according to new research, British workers are wearing the color combination more than ever to be viewed as leaders at work. At least that's what was revealed in the 2009 Travelodge discarded clothing catalog, which is the hotel chain's annual clothing inventory report.

The 2009 data showed that 60 percent of the 14,786 shirts left behind at Travelodge hotels were white. Eighty percent of the 1,005 discarded business suits and 40 percent of the 3,105 forgotten ties were black. Fifty percent of the 69,986 socks left behind by customers were also black.

So what' s the secret behind dressing in black white?