Black is my favourite colour/shade, hands down. It's my failsafe outfit regardless of it being planned or thrown on.
I grew up wearing a lot of black. I did speech and drama from a young age where we wore a lot of blacks as we ran around backstage, and on stage. This continued when I began performing for piano. And between all this performing I went through the "emo" years where I wore only black for a good handful of my teenage years. But now that I'm all grown up my blacks have transformed from the basic tee and jeans to textured blacks like lace and leather.
The best thing about wearing black is the ability to accessories until your heart's content. You can get away with donning loud, statement accessories without looking ridiculous. Although I kept my accessories quite basic with a gorgeous natural rock ring by Jewel Trail and floral heels, I splashed on a loud lipstick. Lipstick is my thing and wearing black ensures that it is the centre of attention.
Peplum: River Island (purchased @ Asos)
Skirt: Hunt No More (c/o The Rumour Mill)
Ring: Jewel Trail