You bat for Team Old Items if you enjoy wearing your older clothing, shoes, and accessories more than new items, and vice versa. New means your most recent wardrobe acquisitions.  Note that second-hand and thrifted items count as new if they are “new-to-you.”

I refresh my wardrobe every season with a few or many new wardrobe items depending on my needs, mood, and where I’m at with my style. I tend to gravitate more towards the new items because they have that something extra that panders to my current stye mood and aspirations, or they fill a wardrobe hole, which is why I bought the items in the first place. I bat for Team Wear and am excited to wear new items as soon as I can, and as frequently as I can.

That said, I derive great enjoyment from wearing wardrobe oldies, especially when they are favourites. I thoroughly enjoy remixing old and new items in one outfit. It’s satisfying when an old item is refreshed with the addition of the new, and the new item feels like it belongs because it relates well to the old. Old shoes, belts and jeans, can be more comfortable to wear than the new. Old items, like jewellery and accessories, can have sentimental value, and form part of your signature style. I’m benched.

Over to you. Do you bat for Team Old or Team New? Tell us why and no batting for both teams. If you can’t pick a side, come join me on the bench. I’m serving fresh tofu in a sweet and spicy peanut sauce, rice and quinoa, ginger chili corn, carrots and broccoli, cucumber salad, kale salad, and lemon cake with cream cheese icing for dessert.