Back-to-school outfits that work for the whole family

Entrepreneur Ebony Jamison and her children in Kohl's signature back-to-school styles.

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Back-to-school season is kicking off and parents, children and teachers alike are ready for the school year to come and to move forward together. The anticipation of seeing everyone again is palpable and so is the excitement around buying new outfits for the fall season.

To help you along on your back-to-school style journey, Ebony Jamison, an entrepreneur and style expert, is giving some of her top picks for herself and her two children, DJ and Kennedy, in the shoppable video above. Watch to discover their looks, and shop them below.


Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio
Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio

Like so many active children who love to play sports, DJ is a huge fan of athletic apparel. He can be spotted in both Nike and adidas outfits as part of his back to school picks. DJ loves to hit the basketball court in a Nike Core Training Tee, Trophy Shorts and Running Shoes, slipping on his Nike backpack when he has to hit class. And when it’s a bit cooler and he just wants to chill, it’s all about the adidas Slime Badge of Sport Tee for a fun graphic moment, timeless adidas Tiro 19 Pants and Alphabounce Men’s Sneakers.

When he wants to switch it up, DJ throws on the classic t-shirt, jeans and boots combo which works for many different occasions. He also loves simple separates that have become his wardrobe staples, including the Sonoma Goods For Life® Solid Thermal Tee and Sonoma Goods For Life® Everyday Twill Jogger Pants.


Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio
Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio

If it’s glitzy and glamorous, Kennedy is all for it. Her favorite colors are pink and purple, which are great shades for standing out during back-to-school season. Kennedy loves fun backpacks including the L.O.L. Surprise! Backpack Set and Wildkin Rainbow Hearts 16-Inch Backpack that can accent her trusty school uniform and carry all her supplies. They're also easy for her mother Ebony as they can be wiped clean.

Finding pieces in Kennedy’s school colors is not always the easiest, but Kohl’s has options that work, including the Chaps School Uniform Ruffled Cardigan Sweater and French Toast Bow Front Skort. When Kennedy is not in class, she’s dreaming of being a track star like mother Ebony was in school, so she loves to wear her adidas Graphic Tee, adidas Mesh Shorts and adidas Response Super J Grade School Kids' Sneakers.


Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio
Courtesy of Ebony Jamison / RYOT Studio

Comfort is everything for the mother of two, and when shopping for leggings and loungewear, she turns to the adidas x Zoe Saldana Collection. Ebony’s go-to pieces from the collection are the Cropped Tee, Mid-Rise Capri Leggings and the adidas x Zoe Saldana Puremotion Women's Shoes.

When Ebony steps out, she still likes to go for comfort, but takes her casual looks to the next level with denim styles. Her Levi's Ex-Boyfriend Denim Jacket and LC Lauren Conrad Feel Good High-Waisted Skinny Ankle Jeans are two of her go-tos for date night that can easily be dressed down for errands. Layering is also important for Ebony to combat the fluctuating temperatures of fall, so she layers pieces over a simple tank when that fall chill sets in and removes any outerwear when the weather gets warm.


From Kohl’s:

With Kohl’s, you and your family will get amazing value and great finds as you take on key milestones for fall, including returning to school and the office. To shop more styles, visit your local Kohl’s store or online at

This article was paid for by Kohl’s and created by RYOT Studio. The Yahoo Life editorial staff did not participate in the creation of this content.