One way to prove a point to your significant other is to start an Instagram account, make it go viral and have thousands of people agreeing with you. That’s exactly what London blogger Olivia Jackson did, starting the page @clothesmyboyfriendhates, with over 60K followers loving the outfits she wears that her boyfriend just can’t stand.
Does your significant other always agree with your fashion choices? Scroll down below to see Olivia’s favorite ‘controversial’ clothes, as well as some of her boyfriend’s witty criticisms, for yourself, and let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Me as soon as the sun comes out …Dressed like a farmer according to my boyfriend!
“I wanted to, and still aim to, empower women to dress for themselves rather for others around them,” Jackson told Insider, adding that she was inspired by her boyfriend’s sarcastic, but lighthearted comments about some of her outfits, and her own determination to continue wearing them anyway.
Because couples don’t always have to agree on everything, it’s how you deal with your differences that is key to a long-lasting relationship. Jackson and her boyfriend clearly have a matching sense of humor and don’t take themselves too seriously – this really helps!
‘What surgery are you having?’ he asked as I put this on
Our Saturday morning..
‘My car doesn’t need fixing Liv’
‘I know it doesn’t?’
‘Why are you dressed like a mechanic then?’
’I’ll bring you coffee’
“He loves that I’ve found a community of other women who’s partners hate their fashion choices too,” Jackson continued. “Despite his sarcastic comments and eye rolls, he still comes out with me wearing a ‘hospital gown’ or ‘mechanics outfit’ and is totally supportive of me wearing what I want and dressing for myself.”
Obviously he asked me why I was going out dressed as a flamenco dancer though
At least I had a puppy glued to me all day to cover the ‘toddler outfit’ he hates
This is the ultimate message of Olivia’s page: have the confidence in your own choices, even if cheeky loved ones either don’t get it, or just enjoy taking the piss from time to time.
“I regularly get messages from women thanking me for inspiring them to be a bit more brave with their fashion choices, which I absolutely love,” she said. “On the whole, reactions are overwhelmingly supportive, and I’ve met a lovely community of women who are now dressing for themselves, which is great.”
His comment about this one when I wore it for my first day in a new job: ‘it’s very blue, isn’t it?!’
I’m not 100% sure what he hates more – it’s reflectiveness, or the fact my mum has the same one and we’ll happily wear them together.
Today – I wore a tea towel
‘I’ve never seen a mechanic wear pink before to be fair’ J said as he dropped me off at Galentines dinner
Dungarees will always be firmly in the #clothesmyboyfriendhates category. Often told I look like a toddler. With this outfit, he just sung YMCA to me!?
he has just said it looks like a ‘prom sash’ ffs
What he calls my dressing gown coat
My boyfriend’s told me this blazer looks like pyjamas and a male colleague at work today said, ‘oh that’s a jazzy coat Liv’
‘What are those?’
‘Aren’t they fun?!’
These shorts are not only hated by my boyfriend, but his grandad also commented that they were ‘err.. different’ last time I wore them
The other day I was asked what item of clothing my boyfriend hates the most. I reckon it’s this technicolour dreamcoat dress of dreams
Very much loving the fact Autumn is coming! He very much hates these ‘slippers’
Last night’s clown clothes
Leopard was the first thing I noticed he really hated
My boyfriend when I produced this scrunchie from the Wear the Dress day goody bag: ‘Is that a swatch of the fabric? Does it grow into a real dress?’ ‘Nooo, It’s a scrunchie!’ ‘Do you have to dye that too?’
Another day, another leopard dress (he also hates mustard so this one’s a double winner!)
J once told me this looked like something the queen would wear but I am a queen so?
Jack’s working away this week, and when I sent him a photo of this dress he at first said ‘summery’ – when I sent a different angle which showed my trainers he said he hated it.
According to J’s mate, ‘they’re shite pants them’ (say it in a scouse accent). J thought I looked like I was going to work
‘What the f**k is on your head? Don’t put it on now!’
‘You look like you’re about to fix my car’
He hates the fluffy pom poms, obvs.
I bought these while I was shopping with my boyfriend and you can imagine his face when I put them on he said ‘I don’t understand them’
He made me stand next to the car I was ‘about to fix’ for this one. I am a bit of a car nut though so I’m not complaining.
J HATED these when I wore them last time we were there. Actually, my whole family abused me for them, but they remind me of the jelly shoes I used to have on holiday as a child!