Fashion exists despite the winter weather

Airrion Middlebrook, Rogers Park, is all smiles despite the cold temperatures. A grey bomber hat to match his letter jacket and tennis shoes provide the warmth he needs — without forgetting style. (Mallory Hughes / Medill)

By Mallory Hughes

It’s only two weeks into the New Year and Chicagoans are already fighting frigid wind chills. For almost a week, the lows were below zero when the average temperature this time of year is 31 degrees Fahrenheit.

Some people allow their sense of style to shine through all of those layers, but others strive to simply stay warm in the Windy City. Here’s how people on the streets of Chicago’s Loop managed to stay warm, look good or both.