Scandi bird Vacker dress (wallpaper)

When Scandi style meets fashion: say hello to Scandi bird

Nikki ParkinsonFashion 54 Comments

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When we think of all things Scandi, we often think of furniture (thank you IKEA) but Scandi style very much extends to fashion.

With Scandi fashion, the silhouettes are uncomplicated and ageless but pieces are brought to life with print and colour. It’s a perfect combination for an Australian summer and that’s what birdsnest has created with its newest exclusive brand – Scandi bird.

Scandi bird features prints designed in Sweden and shapes designed in Australia on clothing pieces crafted with soft, light fabrics. The quality is stunning and the size range is 8-18. Most of the pieces are relaxed in shape. There are lots of options that include a sleeve – great if you’re looking for sun protection or want arm coverage and don’t want to sweat it out all summer long.

I first featured the label with this dress (which has now been re-stocked). I’m showcasing the latest from the label below. In many of the pieces I’m wearing size 10 samples, so they look slightly more fitted than what they’d look in my regular size 14. Adjust your sizing to suit how relaxed you’d like the garment to be and whether you’re accommodating a larger bust.

If you’re a woman who loves to go a little peacock throughout summer, then you’re going to love Scandi bird.

Read on for details on how you could win a Scandi bird piece of your own.

Scandi bird Foralskad tee

Scandi bird Foralskad tee

If you love your t-shirts with a longer sleeve, this style is for you. It’s a flattering, relaxed shape and this royal blue/aqua colour combination is everything.

Scandi bird Kul sleeveless top

Kul sleeveless top (comes with scarf, I’m in size 14) $99.95 | bird Keepers Weekender jean

Take your love of all things dotty to the next level with this oversized spot print. This shape works well on its own for a casual look but add a lightweight blazer and you can take it to the office.

Scandi Leende blouse Berries

Leende top (berries, I’m in size 10) $119.95 | bird Keepers skirt (I’m in size 14)

Scandi bird Leende blouse Berries

Scandi bird Leende top (Abstract)

Leende top (abstract, I’m in size 10) $119.95

Scandi bird Leende top (abstract) | bird keepers skirt

If you prefer a top to a tee in summer, then this is the style for you. Keep in mind I’m in a 10 here, so the bust is tighter and it’s shorter than if I were in a 12 or 14. It still flows beautifully, creating shape from the bust. The two prints available are pictured above – both are so fun and fresh, you’ll probably “need” one of each!

Scandi bird Manstrale midi dress (petals)

Manstrale midi dress (petals, I’m in size 14) $129.95

Scandi bird Manstrale midi dress (poppy)

Manstrale midi dress (petals, I’m in size 10) $129.95

I love the easy flow of this midi dress. It’s a style that skims the body without volume but a style that will keep you cool. Dress it up with heels as I have done; or down with flats or slides. You can see the difference of me wearing the two different sizes above. I need the 14 for a better fit and flow from the bust.

Scandi bird Mysa wrap dress (green bird)

Mysa wrap dress (green bird, I’m in size 12) $119.95

Scandi bird Mysa wrap dress red bird

Mysa wrap dress (red bird, I’m in size 12) $119.95

Wrap-dress fans, listen up. This is your cool, comfortable summer saviour style. The fabric is just so gorgeous and light on but you still get that waist definition that you love from wearing this style. It’s a dress that is equally at home for a casual outing as it is for dressing up for lunch with the girls.

Scandi bird Tystnad blouse

Tystnad blouse (I’m in size 10) $99.95 | bird Keepers chambray shorts

This is another blouse shape that should be on your radar when looking for alternatives to tees. You’ll love the fit and flow from the bust and the blue and yellow print combination is so fresh.

Scandi bird Vacker dress (wallpaper)

Vacker dress (coming soon, wallpaper, I’m in size 10) $129.95

Shift dress lovers, this style is for you. I’m in a smaller size than normal here. I think the size 12 would be a happy medium for me, to give me more room across the bust but without adding too much volume. There’s a slight, flattering a-line finish to the skirt and it sits just below the knee.

Shop the full Scandi bird range HERE.


Get excited. One Styling You reader could each win a Scandi bird clothing piece of her choice.

Answer this question in the comments below: which Scandi bird piece would you most like to add to your wardrobe and why?

Entries open on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 5am (AEST) and close on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 5pm (AEST). Australian entries only, sorry. The winners of the “answer the question” competition will be judged on originality and creativity. The winners will be emailed and their name will be published here. Entrants must include an email address when the filling in the commenting system below to be eligible to enter. Full terms and conditions here.

Come see me at birdsnest in Cooma

I’m so excited to be making my first trip to birdsnest HQ on Monday, November 26. I’m hosting a styling workshop that evening and would love you to come if you live nearby or want to make the trip.

100% of the proceeds from ticket sales going towards women’s charity, Share The Dignity, you can relax and enjoy an evening out whilst supporting a cause that makes a real on the ground difference to homeless women and victims of domestic violence.
Enjoy champagne and canapes before sitting down to hear from me. I will teach you how to maximise your summer wardrobe for holidays, silly season events and all of the in-between. Watch on as the birdsnest girls treat you to a fashion parade, and then head to our store for exclusive after-hour access where you can “shop the runway” with me and the birdsnest “Wardrobe Wingbirds”.
Secure your ticket HERE.

Shot on location at an incredible location currently for sale in Paddington, Brisbane. Check it out HERE. | Photography: Kate Luke | Hair and makeup: Dale Dorning via Arc Creative

Comments 54

  1. As a serial wearer of black and white, the KUL sleeveless top and scarf looks like a great transition piece to bring some more colour into my wardrobe.

  2. The Manstrale Midi Dress is the one I’d love! I could see myself wearing it again and again all over summer, to all sorts of places. The colours are gorgeous. Got to love a bit of scandi style!

  3. I’d like to win the Mysa Wrap Dress as it’s super flattering and easy to breastfeed in. It would be my go-to dress for the party season!

  4. I would love to win the beautiful KUL sleeveless top. The blues are just gorgeous. It’s a top that can be dressed up as well as being casual. A very versatile item & what a bonus that it comes with a scarf.

  5. So many great options, so hard to choose,
    But whatever my choice, I sure couldn’t lose!
    The Mysa wrap dress would be my top pick,
    The fit, the pattern, every box gets a tick!

  6. SCANDI BIRD Kul Sleeveless Set is pretty
    I can see myself wearing this looking summery
    Versatile top that looks divine
    Will be a favourite of mine

  7. The Sacha Drake Cap Sleeve Jersey Shirtmaker in black would be perfect for work. Loose and comfortable without looking frumpy!

  8. I love the look of the Manstrale Midi Dress – the pop of colour is perfect for summer and the style with sleeves and v-neck is perfect for those that like to show a little bit of decolletage, but keep the arms covered (yes that would be me) x

  9. How perfectly does this range for into our Aussie summer. I love the Kul set, the versatility that combo will provide my summer wardrobe is right for me! I’ll be a cool scandi bird

  10. For my Christmas this year my colour scheme will be traditional colours of red green and gold this year. To match, my outfit, it’s got to be the Mysa wrap dress in red.

  11. I have just lost a lot of weight (25kg) & have 15 to go. I would love to celebrate losing that weight at Christmas by wearing the beautiful Manstrale dress, it’s gorgeous.

  12. I’d like to wear the Manstrale midi dress. I just purchased my first jumpsuit since I had one which was purple with white piping made from terrytowling. I finally confident to wear new things and I’m certainly not 9 anymore.

  13. I would love to Scandi-lise Christmas in the Vacker dress – just gorgeous! Cool, fresh colours for a steamy Queensland festive season. Thanks!

  14. I would love to Scandi-lise Christmas in the Vacker dress – just gorgeous! Cool, fresh colours for a steamy Queensland festive season

  15. I’m loving the Lagom Lace dress which you first featured from this range…just stunning and would be a great piece to add to my summer wardrobe. x

  16. The Manstrale midi dress has my name written all over it! I’m tall so need that bit of length. Also I like coverage for my ageing arms. Would be perfect for summer get togethers 🙂

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  17. Manstrale midi dress ‘petals’ is
    shapely, sophisticated and stylish.
    Flowing light airey fabric is number one for Queenslanders.

  18. Ooh that Scandi bird Foralskad tee! The colours and print are gorgeous but it’s also the longer sleeves that I love. As a Brissie ‘peacock’, I prefer to keep my arms protected and longer sleeves in t-shirts can be hard to come by!

  19. Love the simplicity and elegance of this range. I would love a leende top perfectly suited for the Queensland summer and our Scandi lifestyle

  20. Hi Nikki, I’m new to this great site.
    Lovely range of clothes. Not sure where to enter so here goes. Would love to win the Skon print dress. Cool cotton and classic clean modest lines. Perfect for Christmas Day or any party.
    My email is [email protected]
    Margaret Ryan

  21. I love the Mysa Wrap Dress in Red Bird. Love the colours of the print, I think it would make me feel pretty special when wearing it!

  22. How clever of Birdsnest to come up with such a gorgeous range of clothing items incorporating the popular Scandi style. I love the Lagom lace dress which is the perfect combination of uncomplicated design and a little bit of Northern European folklore. The perfect summer dress.

  23. I absolutely adore the Lagom lace dress in the Scandi style range at Birdsnest,I love lace and the embroidery detail is gorgeous as it suits my Boho Luxe personal style!

  24. I love the Kul sleeveless top.., would be a stylish staple in the jeans and top go to situation this summer on the Coast

  25. I love the Manstrale midi dress…style and colours are great. I also love the shoes you are wearing with this dress, what brand are they and are they still available.

    1. I love all of these but especially the Kul sleeveless top and scarf with the weekender jeans. It is very elegant but also versatile. I like being able to mix and match my outfits and dress them up or down for a range of occasions.

  26. For me, definitely the Vacker shift dress. Such a beautiful colour coupled with the smooth lines of a shift provides the perfect distraction for my lumps and bumps.

  27. Love the KUL top and scarf combo – would go well into my wardrobe of navy very nicely indeed. Loving the blue and the fantastic large dots – a classic.

  28. The wrap dress would be my pick .. have recently saturated learning about capsule and wardrobe and it seems like a great dress to start with . Thanks for the opportunity.

  29. I adore the Mysa wrap dress with red bird. It looks cool and comfy, perfect for many occasions. And flattering for the curvy gals !

  30. I can see myself wearing the Vacker Dress over the Christmas party season. Although being a shorty, I’d have to take the hem up to above the knee. Those Scandinavians are pretty tall!

  31. The Vacker dress because it perfectly suits my summer Scandi vibe – with enough room for my growing belly to keep me looking stylish during my pregnancy.

  32. The Vacker dress in blueflower (not yet in stock) would be my go to this summer. How to look cool when the weather’s hot!

  33. The Lugn Pinafore! Perfect dress to wear to celebrate Christmas Day with my family in my home town of Dalby (hub of the Darling Downs).

  34. I love the clean lines and cheerful colours of the Manstrale midi dress. I could see it dressed up with heels, or casual with sneaks or sandals. I’m not a dress kinda girl, but I like this one ❤️❤️

  35. The bright yellow flowers on the Manstrale midi dress would certainly brighten everyone’s day. It definitely makes me smile whenever I look at it. Would love this dress.

  36. The Mysa Wrap Dress is My-style. With a fresh summer bird print, made from enviro-friendly viscose, it embodies all things Scandi. Love.

  37. I love the Manstrale Midi Dress, lovely and relaxing yet stylish, because for me it suits my shape (or non shape!)as it skims the body and would elongate my height. Love the colours also!!

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