Precisely. After a hot exhausting bike ride you're probably not going to look glamorous for your photo opportunity. See below exhibit A, and please excuse the crumpled and bedraggled state of the model.
I know, I know, white lace again, but I needed something cool, loose and comfortable and this fitted the bill perfectly.
I'll keep this shirt until it falls apart, I think. Even then I'll be inventing ways of patching it up so I can still wear it... It was just made out of quilting cotton, about 3 years ago, as a kind of experiment, and it has been such a winner. It's so comfy, and I like to think it looks kinda nice, too... I used New Look 6483 as a basic T-shirt, but added plenty of my own design variations. I experimented with pintucking, puffy sleeves, and inserting panels of crotcheted lace for a Victorian-inspired look.
And my little white shorts, from Burda 7723, a great easy pattern. I've made up this pattern once more and flared and lengthened the legs a little and I preferred that look. These have been indispensable in my summer wardrobe.
Top; my own design, based on NewLook 6483, cream cotton and crotched lace inserts
Shorts; Burda 7723, white linen
Bag; made by my Mum