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Retro Jersey Clothing Is All the Rage for 2018: Here's What You Need to Know

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What You Need to Know About Retro Jersey Clothing

Throwback jerseys and retro jersey clothing is making a comeback in 2018. Here's everything you need to know about this awesome trend.

To the most avid sports fans, jerseys never go out of style. However, trends come and go each year, and 2018 is no exception. Did you know that retro jersey clothing is poised to be all the rage this year?

Whether you're a sports lover, a fashion enthusiast, or both, retro and throwback jerseys need to be in your closet right now. From vintage NHL hockey jerseys to throwback MLB baseball jerseys, we know you'll find the look you want.

What makes this trend so hot? In this piece, we'll take a look at everything you need to know about retro jersey clothing. Read on to learn more!

Vintage Jerseys of Your Favorite Sports Teams

Jersey fashion trends tend to follow what's actually happening in the sports world. Lately, a number of teams have started working retro looks into their uniforms, sparking a resurgence of the retro jersey look everywhere.

1. New York Rangers

The Rangers' hockey team unveiled a retro look for the 2018 Bridgestone Winter Classic.

These jerseys feature a dark-blue shade and old-fashioned letters that hail back to a vintage look.

2. Toronto Maple Leafs

Retro looks are big in hockey right now: the Maple Leafs released another one of our favorite retro jersey looks late last year.

For the 100th anniversary of the very first NHL game, the team chose jerseys that look just like the ones from the Toronto Arenas at their first game in 1917.

These jerseys made a great tribute to the history of the sport.

3. Pittsburgh Steelers

Retro is hot in football right now, as the Pittsburgh Steelers hinted at not too long ago.

We haven't actually seen the new jerseys yet, but the team said they'll be unveiled at some point in the next few months. In 2016, the Steelers were also seen in throwback jerseys, wearing "bumblebee" style jerseys from the 1930s that have since been retired.

They've also previously sported jerseys with numbers, names, and stripes in gold, as a throwback to the 1960s styles.

What retro style will they go with next? It's hard to guess, but we're keeping an eye out for what they come up with.

Jersey Clothing and Fashion

The fashion community also loves a good retro jersey look. You don't need to save this look for game day or Superbowl parties - the right jersey can make a statement all year round.

Wondering how to style your retro NHL or MLB jersey? Let's take a look at what the fashion community says.

1. Don't Tuck It In

Jerseys are all about a laidback, cool style. So why would you tuck it in like you're going to a sports-themed board meeting?

Embrace comfort and cool vibes by leaving your jersey untucked. For ladies, tucking in one corner to show off your skirt or pants is a good compromise that doesn't look uptight.

Yes, of course, athletes tuck their jerseys in. It's part of the practical uniform - loose clothing can become a hazard on field. But for those of us watching the game, a relaxed vibe is a much better look.

2. Wear Layers

Want to wear your favorite retro jersey all year round? A good way to make jerseys work for cold temps is to add a layer underneath.

For guys, a simple long sleeved t-shirt does the trick. For girls, you can also try a turtleneck or even something edgy like a mesh shirt.

When it warms up, swap out the long sleeves for a three-quarter sleeved shirt or something lighter. Some jerseys, like basketball jerseys, look great alone as tank tops, while other styles may be too light or loose to be worn with nothing underneath.

3. Get the Right Fit

Lots of people sport an oversized jersey, but you'll want one that fits perfectly, especially if you're going for a retro vibe.

Remember the basketball uniforms of the '70s? Everything was a little bit shorter and tighter back in the day. You can leave the short-shorts at home if you want, but a slightly fitted jersey makes an excellent fashion statement.

Oversized jerseys have become a trend in the last few decades, but fitted jerseys look great and are more practical on the field, too.

4. Pick the Right Shoes

Shoes can make or break a look. When you're wearing retro jersey clothing, having the shoes to match can really elevate your style.

Try a retro-looking sneaker, like the Converse All-Star or a vintage-style pair of Nikes. You can also go elevated-casual in a nice loafer or boat shoe - these are timeless and comfortable.

If you want to make a fashion statement, though, you'll want to avoid the beat-up shoes you wear to the gym. You picked out a nice-looking jersey, so why not invest the same amount of effort in the entire look?

5. Keep the Accessories Simple

If you're the type of guy or girl who likes to make a bold statement, it might be tempting to wear your jersey with your loudest accessories. However, we're here to say don't do it! A jersey makes a great statement on its own: keep the rest of the look simple.

You're wearing the colors of a beloved team, so don't clash them against a bunch of other colors in your look. Pick coordinating or neutral tones for your shoes, coat, and sunglasses. This will let the retro jersey look really shine.

6. Mix Up Proportions

A great fashion tip is to balance a small top with flowy or wide bottoms, and vice versa.

A fitted, retro jersey looks great with looser pants, while an oversized jersey pairs well with something that's tighter on the bottom.

7. Dress It Up

The ladies have more options for creativity when it comes to rocking jerseys. If you have an oversized jersey that you love, try wearing it as a dress with some playful heels and a splash of jewelry. It's a statement-making look straight from the best street style.

Looking for Jersey Clothing?

Now that you know everything you need about the retro jersey trend, you just need to know where to get the look. Try a vintage NHL jersey or a throwback MLB jersey, and you'll make a fashion statement that will have all your friends jealous.

We have what you're looking for - check out our vintage throwbacks today.