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Garcelle Beauvais Shares Twins Sons’ Favorite Back-to-School Essentials

Jax Nilon, Garcelle Beauvais and Jaid Nilon
Garcelle Beauvais, the mom of first graders Jax and Jaid, shares her back to school fashion essentials with Us Weekly -- get her picks! Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Garcelle Beauvais is prepping for a major family milestone this fall: Her 6-year-old twins, Jax and Jaid, are making the jump from kindergarten to first grade. “They get very excited about going back to school and seeing their friends,” Beauvais, 47, tells Us Weekly.

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As she prepares to send her boys off to elementary school (in separate classrooms for the first time!), the author of children’s book I Am Living in 2 Homes, enlisted their help in this year’s back-to-school shopping. “They can’t say they won’t wear something if they picked it out themselves,” says the single mom.

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She shared some of their fall finds with Us.

Garcelle Beauvais and Sons Favorite Back to School Essentials
Garcelle Beauvais and Jax and Jaid’s back to school picks include a Catimini jacket, The Children’s Place shorts, Sperry boots, an L.L. Bean backpack and kids’ water bottles from Reduce WaterWeek.

Catimini Reversible Jacket
“Unlike some twins, Jax and Jaid don’t want to dress alike,” Beauvais tells Us. “This hoodie is reversible so they can switch it up.” ($124,

The Children’s Place Pull-on Plaid Shorts
“Jaid’s funkier in style than Jax. He can wear any color T-shirt with these,” she says. “Jax would wear a sports jersey every day if I let him.” ($17,

Sperry Top-Sider Chukka Boots
“I love the neutral color for fall,” the actress says of the leather classic. “The boys love the bright-yellow laces.” ($65,

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L.L. Bean Reflective Backpack
“The boys know most dinosaur names and the bright pattern helps me keep an eye on them when we’re out,” she says. ($25,

Reduce WaterWeek Kids’ Bottle Set
“These are perfect to throw in their school bags or use at sports practices,” she says of the dishwasher-safe plastic bottles. “The boys love them, and the fun colors are easy to find in a backpack.” ($15 for five bottles and refrigerator tray,

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