WINTER NAUTICAL: Anchor buttons on navy knit and bright, bold red

Blogging has really allowed me to rediscover items in my closet and wear them differently than how I would have worn them when I first got them.  It has allowed me to be more experimental in my combinations, opened my mind to items I wouldn't have considered, and like my cousin said "not be afraid of trying something out of the norm."  I got this sweater five years ago but five years ago, I wouldn't have paired it with red pants (partly because I didn't have a pair).
Influenced by the anchors that adorn the aged the aged brass buttons, I knew I wanted to pair it with something bright red to bring out the nautical aspect of this sweater.  When I first got this sweater, I paired it with blue denim and red flats.  I still have the red flats but I wanted to try something new since I've expanded my supply of blue jeans to include color jeans.
I kept the bright and bold red part of the outfit but instead of red flats, I switched it out to red jeans.  I feel that red and navy is the color version of the classic pairing of black and white, there's just no way you can go wrong.
The nude clutch and flats make this outfit less "I'm on a boat!!" and more "everyday casual" but if I had a boat and water around me, you would bet I would be decked out in Red, White, and Blue!  I'm thinking ahead, this might be a contender for an Independence Day outfit!
Marc by Marc Jacobs sweater (old) / J Brand jeans (zippered pockets w/ no ankle zips here) /
Salvatore Ferragamo flats (Black on sale here) / Mom's vintage clutch (similar here and here)

I find myself saying this every few entries but I don't think there's enough words to express my gratitude for your time and your visit.  I had doubts that I would be able to consistently blog when I restarted back in November but I've been going at it and it feels great!  I wouldn't be able to do it without all your support though so thank you all so very much!  Take care and have a good week!

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