Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen Nail Early-2000s Fashion in a New York Minute, and We Are Here For It

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Long before Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen founded their successful clothing line The Row, they proved they were fashion girls in my heart with the hit 2004 movie New York Minute. The movie made me think about what living in New York would be like and all the crazy situations that must just be part of life in the big city. Mostly, though, I fantasized about the clothes. After seeing Roxy wearing a Metallica tee, I searched desperately for one to add to my own closet – not because I like the band, but because of how cool she makes it look. While today, the sisters are often seen in sleek and luxe pieces from their brand, their style in the movie is a complete 180, so it’s been particularly interesting to take a look back.

The movie follows twin sisters Jane and Roxy Ryan, who head to New York City for the day. A buttoned-up Jane is trying out for an overseas college program, while Roxy is trying to scheme a way to meet her favorite punk band. Needless to say, chaos ensues, and they find themselves in multiple hysterical situations. Jane’s prim style consists of chic blazer and skirt sets, while Roxy is often seen in band tees and distressed denim. Somehow, the sisters even find a way to make the tourist-bait “I Heart NY” T-shirts look cool by cutting them into V-necks and styling them with a pleated skirt and shorts, respectively. Keep reading to see some of the movie’s best style moments, straight from the early aughts.

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