Victorian influences are a thing this spring. Soft frills, ruffles, pouf sleeves, lace everywhere. A nice counterpoint to all the softness? A black bootie. I'm always partial to a point toe ankle boot and these from Sam Edelman (top left) and Haider Ackerman (top right) offer a clean modern silhouette that will keep the Victorians in this century. If you'd like to stay with romance, these cut-out booties from Klub Nico (bottom left ) or the amazingly over-the-top lace pair from Givenchy (bottom right) will do the trick nicely.