What a Fashion Girl Should Do When Her Boyfriend Hates Her Clothes

Allyson Payer

I really like denim shorts. In fact, I’m wearing them right now. I wear them almost every weekend (even in our Southern California “winter”), I put them on when I’m lounging after work, and naturally, I own multiple pairs. They make me happy. I even have denim shorts for different purposes—the laundry jorts, the comfortable jorts, the daytime jorts, the dressier jorts (if there is such a thing)—you get the idea. So dedicated am I to finding the perfect pair that I recently ordered and returned six sets of Reformation Cut Off Shorts, one by one, before finally finding the perfect ones. If that’s not denim shorts dedication, I’m not sure what is.

So what’s the problem? My boyfriend is not so keen on my precious denim shorts. I hear a lot of “Ah, the jorts again” and a sarcastic “Nice jorts” here and there. But what’s the reason for his disdain? I’ve wondered. He says vaguely that they don’t fit correctly; there are approximately 10 pairs of denim shorts in my possession at any given time, and none of them fit properly, according to the boyfriend. Whatever the reason, he’s clearly not a fan, yet I continue to wear them and he’s come to accept that this is the way it is and will be for the foreseeable future.

I don’t keep wearing denim shorts to make a point, by any means. I simply want to wear what I like, especially during my time off. You can’t really argue with that! I’m aware that he wishes I’d wear sundresses instead, but sundresses don’t make me happy (and I’m eternally perplexed by what exactly makes a dress a sundress, but that’s a topic for another day.) So denim shorts for life it is! Or at least until I get a little too old to rock them as often as I do now (also a topic for another day).

So the bottom line is this: Wear what brings you confidence and joy, and stay true to your personal style. That being said, I do try to avoid clothing my boyfriend doesn’t love if it’s a date night or something, but if I’m doing laundry on a Tuesday night or going to the grocery store on a Sunday in July, there’s a 95% chance that I will happily be wearing my jorts.

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