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ELLE.com Editors Agree: Visors Are the Best Summer Accessory

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A wardrobe staple of retirees and Hawaiian shirt-wearing tourists, visors were never meant to be cool. They were practical, sure, on the tennis court or a bike ride. But, fashionable? Not a chance. That has changed in the past year: Designer brands like Dior and Tommy Hilfiger first made them A Thing again on the spring 2018 runways, and they've been going strong into summer 2019. Maybe it's our pop culture obsession with nostalgia—the recent Stranger Things collection with H&M has an iteration of the '80s accessory that says "Hawkins Pool" (a nod to the hit third season). Maybe it's practicality—most of our editors noted how visors play nice with different haircuts and updos in a way hats can't. Whatever the reason, they're all ELLE.com editors are wearing this summer. Shop our favorites, ahead.

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"On recent trip to Paris during a heatwave—temperatures hit 100°F!—I felt assaulted by the sun. It was strong, hot, and didn't set until 10PM. Like a good beauty editor, I try to avoid sun exposure at all cost. I walked into a store and bought a visor basically identical to this, and it was a life saver. The velcro closure makes it easy to latch onto my purse and lay flat for easy packing, plus the brim was just enough to give my face shade while letting me wear a high ponytail or top knot to keep hair off my back. How did I wait until now to try this genius invention?"—Kristina Rodulfo, Senior Beauty Editor

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"Sporty spice with a friendly price. I'm big on the color yellow at the moment, and this Forever 21 visor fits snugly with an elasticized strap."—Ariana Yaptangco, Social Media Editor

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"I’ve been a part of the #visorgang ever since I cut my hair and realized I didn’t love hiding my new style under traditional baseball caps. That was about five years ago. Since then, I’ve amassed a nice collection of visors at every price point (some for running, some for just everyday looks) with this Prada visor being the latest addition."—Nikki Ogunnaike, Style Director

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"Like a straw hat but more playful, this visor is made for a beach vacation but quirky enough to work anywhere this summer. The more by the book reason for picking a visor over a hat is its sportier nature, but I'm drawn to the fact that it's cooler to wear, lets a topknot or messy bun poke through, and can be pulled down snugly on the head (so less worry about flying away should your Saturday find you on a speedboat somewhere)."—Leah Melby Clinton, Director, Branded Editorial Strategy

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"This visor has a chic, vintage Grace Kelly vibe to it with the black contrast, ties with a feminine bow, and literally works with just about outfit. Who doesn’t love a good neutral visor?"—Alyssa Bailey, News and Strategy Editor

Adidas x Fiorucci Visor Adidas kinfolklife.com $30.00 SHOP NOW

"The whole Adidas x Fiorucci collection touched my ’90s soul, but the visor was the kickiest pick. With its clear red brim and white logo/trim, it’s the perfect summer accessory if you’re looking for something new with a kiss of vintage flair."—Estelle Tang, Senior Editor

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"You'll be the easiest person to spot on the beach in this adorable neon-yellow DiorClub1 visor! It has the 'Christian Dior' logo on the back and "J'Adior" on the front. Plus, it comes with an adjustable strap, which is a big visor bonus."—Rose Minutaglio, Staff Writer

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"I'm all about the Tennis Player Chic™ vibe. Think Coco Gauff, Maria Sharpova, and of course our fearless leader Serena Williams. I can wear this visor with literally everything from sun dresses to sweatpants and the white is ideal for summer. If you're a Sporty Spice of the world, this is the visor for you."—Chloe Hall, Special Projects Editor and Producer

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