Fall is here, and I’ve found myself asking why I have yet to invest in the perfect trench coat. Then I remembered that all of the trench coats I lust after cost more than what my fashion editor salary allows. Transitional jackets are my key to comfort during the in-between seasons. They are perfect to ward off the chill on a rainy day, and thanks to fashion icons like Audrey Hepburn and Jackie O, they never go out of style. But the word transition means I only have a short period of time to wear the jacket, and pretty soon, I’ll probably bundle myself up in a warm parka reminiscent of the Michelin Man. A great trench coat shouldn’t put a dent in your wallet, so I have made it my personal duty to search for the most affordable finds under $100. Now, you and I can both transition into the cooler season with ease (and still afford lunch).