National Scarf Day in The Villages FL

National Scarf Day

National Scarf Day in The Villages FL

National Scarf Day is on September 27 and we are popularizing the most affordable way to accessorize your outfit… by wearing a scarf.

Did you know that besides wrapping it around your neck or letting it dangle down your shoulders, you can tie a scarf around your head, or even use it as a substitute for a belt? Scarves range from antique scarves, infinity scarves, snoods, and cowls.

A scarf looks best when its color matches your shoes.


Scarves were first worn by Ancient Egyptians, such as the infamous Queen Nefertiti, who used them as a head wrap. In the 17th century, higher-ranked Croatian soldiers wore silk scarves while the rest wore cotton ones. Famous music composer Ludwig Van Beethoven used to wear silk scarves to get the attention of his lover.

However, National Scarf Day was only created in 2018 by a retail brand named Echo New York. The brand is well-known for scarves with vibrant hues, beautiful patterns and made from numerous textiles. Due to this, scarves have been a part of fashion-forward trends. The objective of National Scarf Day was to recognize the dominance of a simple scarf in the world of fashion.

Echo Fashion was established on an impulse by its founders Edgar and Therese Hymann on their wedding day in 1920. When they were at the registrar to get their marriage license, they decided to get one for their business as well. After four generations of business, Echo Fashion has been established all over America, Japan, Europe, and the U.K. In addition to scarves, they currently sell nightwear and loungewear.

As of 2019, the brand even sells scarves with Pride Month colors to empower the L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.+ community to wear their identity proudly on their sleeves (pun intended.) Apart from this, one of their specialties is the hand-painted scarves for the artistic soul.


  • Wear your favorite scarf
    Embellish your outfit with a scarf. Drape it around your neck like a tie and capture the moment. Update your Facebook and Instagram accounts with your selfie.
  • Indulge in a scarf shopping spree
    If there aren’t enough scarves in your closet, it’s time to add more to your collection. Shop for silk, wool, or cashmere scarves. Look out for any discounts during National Scarf Day at retail stores.
  • Gift a matching scarf
    It’s time to twin and what better way to do that than to wear the same kind of scarf on a fun outing? Gift your daughter, sister, mom, friend, or pet a matching scarf.


  1. Scarves were first made to wipe sweat
    The scarf was not created for winters but summers — in the Ancient Rome empire, it was also called ‘Sundarium,’ meaning ‘sweat cloth.’
  2. Scarves were used to distinguish hierarchy
    Within an army in the Roman Empire, the scarf was seen as a badge of honor and, depending on one’s rank, they would have to wear different kinds of scarves.
  3. It takes years to make one scarf
    Not by humans, by Mother Nature — it takes two mulberry trees producing 300 cocoons to make a single silk scarf.
  4. Scarves were used as crowns
    Move over, diamond- and gold-studded crowns — scarves were the preferred headdress in the Ancient Egyptian Empire, and Queen Nefertiti was known to have worn them.
  5. The longest knitted scarf is 14,978 ft 6.16 in
    The scarf was knitted by Helge Johansen from Norway in 2013.


  • Scarves keep you warm during chilly winters
    Winters are the time when many of us suffer from colds. Even stepping outside could result in the flu if we’re not properly dressed. A thick scarf can prevent such illnesses.
  • There are many ways to wear a scarf
    You can get creative and wear one scarf in many ways such as a knotted loop, tucked-in loop, neckerchief, or twist and through styles.
  • They protect you from sunburn
    A scarf comes in handy during the summer as well. Besides using sunscreen, the next best way to block out harmful U.V. rays is to channel Audrey Hepburn and elegantly drape a scarf over your head.

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