The first of my fall packages arrived and I have a decision to make.

I ordered this chunky cardigan As a potential replacement for the one I’ve been wearing for the past two winters (84 wears since September 2018).

#1 is the new cardigan. #2 is the one currently in my closet. (obviously, no styling here and my faces are not indicative of my thoughts)

Points in favor of new:

  • it has pockets
  • nice fiber blend of 50% linen, 50% wool (old sweater has a Frankensteinian blend shown in pic 4)
  • pretty cable knit
  • bracelet-length sleeves are practical for my work and climate
  • doesn’t have 84 wears on it

Points in favor of old:

  • has been my favorite sweater for two years
  • slightly cheerier color (though not so much difference as the Finds suggest, see pic 3)
  • still in reasonable shape, no holes, texture disguises pilling (again, see pic 3)
  • is already in my closet (this counts double, maybe even triple, for budget and sustainability reasons...I can buy other things if I don’t get this)
  • will probably be worn mostly at home, since it's looking like that sort of winter

What do you think? Is the replacement worth it or should I wait another year?

(The silk cami is also new, and I’m inclined to keep it, but need to try on again after a steam.)

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