Really, that's all there is to it.
If a shirt has stripes on it, chances are I will try it on, and most likely buy it. It's an addiction really. I would go count all the striped shirts/sweaters/dresses I have in my closet right now, but honestly I don't want to know how many. It's a lot.
There's something about striped tops. They're so sailor, so gamine, so preppy and so French. And always in style. There is no decade when a striped shirt would look out of place. And you can simply throw one on like a t-shirt, but you look so put-together.
So basically, they're perfect.
Here are some images from about the web (all images either from my pinterest or tumblr, see links for original credit) that are sparking a desire for even more stripes in my closet.
all my love,
HAD (in stripes!)