Well...because I am an extremly curious nature :), I had to ask myself this question...Why do they wear stripes or why do we at least seem to think they do? So I googled it and it was the first time ever that I found no satisfying response within the infinity of the internet...and then, askig around, I got an explanation I could live with, from an old "sea wolf": the stripes symbolize the blue sea, the clear skies and the union between them when sailing the waters! Makes sense, doesn't it?
If you have any better explanation, do share!
Sweater: Vintage, handmade by my mom; Skirt: H&M; Top: H&M; Scarf: Vintage