In high school, all I wanted was a pair of ripped jeans from Abercrombie & Fitch. I begged my mom to buy me a pair, but she was steadfast in her response: “No. Why would I pay for clothes that are already ripped?” In retrospect, I guess she was right, but I still like the cut-out clothes taking over the stores this summer. There is a difference between clothes that are torn and purposeful cut-outs, so be careful when you shop. If you wear too many cut-outs, you’ll look literally under-dressed and probably trashy, too. After the jump, check out some classy cut-out styles.