Our favorite thing about long summer weekends? Escaping the heat of The Big Apple and hitting the beach — or, if you’re lucky, the deck! — with our closest friends (and favorite beer) in tow.
But, even if Fire Island isn’t on your itinerary for the Fourth, you can still dress the part with a pair of preppy boat shoes. And, if you're still thinking the yacht-friendly steppers aren’t your bag, just take one peek at this season's less-than-traditional iterations, and you’ll be ditching your flip-flips in no time — no sailing lessons required.