Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw is a classic Noughties style icon. Picture / Supplied

Remember These Noughties Style Icons?

From Carrie Bradshaw to Jenny from the Block, we look back on the most influential Noughties style icons

"Carrie Bradshaw represented everything that I wanted to be but was not. Blonde, living in NYC, writing for Vogue, able to afford designer clothing. Plus, and most importantly, she had a knack for putting together haphazard and incredible outfits that were breath-taking in their effortlessness and artistry (with help from costume designer Patricia Field)." —Rebecca Wadey, wellbeing editor

"Having travelled through India, I was definitely channelling Matthew Williamson’s stylish nomad woman – which was popular with Kate Moss, Helena Christensen and Jade Jagger, of course. I remember sourcing bright coloured saris and Indian fabrics form K’Rd, cutting them into wrap skirts worn over skinny trousers and teaming with flat Gucci sandals." —Amanda Linnell, managing editor

"Madonna as a cowgirl in the video for her single Music, from the album of the same name, was a definite Noughties style icon. Completely inappropriate for everyday wear as a then 8-year-old, but it didn’t stop me dreaming." — Danielle Clausen, editorial assistant

"Striking, unexpected, but always elegant red carpet options - Cate Blanchett is more timeless than strictly Noughties, so I still carry a style crush. She even made pointy ears cool in Middle Earth." — Janetta Mackay, beauty editor

"The entire So Solid Crew were my style heroes, particularly between 2001 and 2002. I was living in London and Garage was having a moment. I felt immediately cool in oversized bomber jackets, Maharashi pants, a faux Burberry cap from Next, a graffiti print Dolce & Gabbana shirt from some bargain bin at TK Maxx and tinted sunglasses from House of Fraser." — Dan Ahwa, fashion editor

Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller and Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper. Pictures / Supplied, Getty

"Before the days of social media, all of my style inspiration came from music videos, and Jennifer Lopez, aka J.Lo, aka Jenny from the Block, was never short of a good (and questionable, in hindsight) outfit or two. Her pink velour track suiting in I’m Real (2001), hoop earrings in Love Don’t Cost a Thing (2000) and fur-trimmed puffer jacket in All I Have (2003) really embody the Noughties for me in terms of fashion." — Jessica Beresford, content producer

"I wholeheartedly embraced the boho chic of 2003-4, with its faux fur gilets, floaty Chloe-inspired dresses, and cowboy boots (mine were dark blue). Sienna Miller was my spirit guide; the coolest girl on the planet with a Chloe 'Paddington' bag and perfectly messy hair. A year or so later, she moved on to her 60s Mod, Edie Sedgwick Factory Girl phase...and I did too." — Zoe Walker, associate editor

"I spent my childhood wanting to be like Mischa Barton as Marissa Cooper during my The O.C phase, obsessing over her frilly miniskirts matched with a tight cropped singlet and layered necklaces." — Lucy Casley, designer

"Nicole Richie was perhaps the most famous protege of celebrity stylist Rachel Zoe, herself famous in the Noughties for her "Zoe-bot" clients. It was sometime around 2005 when, with Rachel's guidance, Nicole ditched the "mince and cheese" hair extensions and Juicy Couture velour tracksuits, and became known for her oversized glasses and boho chic style. I swiftly took notice and followed suit." — Rosie Kelway, writer

"Years before Goop was something other than a gross liquid and no one knew she cooked, let alone ate pasta, Gwyneth Paltrow was my style icon. I think it was the jeans. She was often papped floating out of airports in her denim, looking casual but cool. All you needed to top off her look was a no-fuss top, heeled boots and a pair of aviators (and the thing I didn't have: amazing blonde hair.) Granted, this was also years before we discovered Gwynnie's favourite jeans/boots/sunnies cost about the same as a house deposit in Auckland." — Rebecca Barry Hill, writer

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