Ok, I don't do pants very often so I'm breaking with tradition today, busting out these Carven beauties and apparently channelling some spacey vibes. I'm kinda digging it. Had SUCH a reality check though - purchased these babies on The Outnet a few months ago and was left mighty red faced when I put them on again ... they're slightly tighter than I remembered (they shrunk OK!) So to remedy my predicament, I did a few things. Firstly I stayed standing, worked wonders. Secondly, keeping the other pieces monochrome tends to make you look at the look as a whole instead of focussing on any, um one thing at a time. Thirdly, I employed the magpie philosophy and guessed that if you were going to focus on anything it would be the shiny distraction on top. Tell me, did it work?