October 25, 2013 7:09 pm

Power dressing: Deborah Warburton

Deborah Warburton

Warburton, 42, is a partner at Hedley May, a leading executive search and leadership advisory practice, based in London.

Dress by Issa

I bought this dress the day I signed the contract to celebrate my joining Hedley May as a partner. The reason I chose it is that I not only love the designer, and the signature jersey silk with no fastenings, but also the fact that it transitions well from the boardroom to evening. It doesn’t crease, is very comfortable and fits a womanly figure perfectly. As I’ve matured, I don’t wear suits any more. The dress code at work is to look smart in front of our clients in a way that doesn’t jar.

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Handbag by Aspinal of London

I like Aspinal because I think it’s classic but with a fashion edge. I love this vibrant orange croc print – it gives a polish and a finish. Structured bags are great for work, and Aspinal does that well. I can fit all work items in it without it looking distorted. A bag is something you always have with you – it’s quite an emotional object – and I think it can really pull together an outfit and provide a dose of colour.

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Shoes by Russell & Bromley

I don’t have the longest legs, so I love a nude shoe because they’re flattering with most outfits. And the platform gives me some additional height. Shoes aren’t as key to my wardrobe as bags. I probably have three pairs of shoes per season to go with all my outfits.

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Watch by Rolex

This Lady-Datejust was a 40th birthday present from my husband, which we bought on holiday in Barbados. I’d never been a designer watch fan and wore more practical watches. But once I put this on, I never wanted to take it off.

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