As you say, different people will have different preferences, but here's what I took last spring for a mid-April section hike from Springer to Unicoi Gap. It turned out to be unseasonably warm, so I didn't use the jacket much, but I was comfortable even in the warmer weather.
Wearing: REI Sahara convertible pants, Patagonia Tee, Wigwam ingenious socks, undies, and sport bra (don't think you'll need that one based on your name!)
In pack: Big Sky Products Epic jacket & pants (raingear and the pants doubled as 'town' pants while doing laundry), nylon shorts & Ex-officio tank (sleeping and lounging at the hostel), mid-weight Patagonia base layer pants & zip-T (sent back from Woody Gap since it was unseasonably warm), UnderArmor cool gear shirt (sleeping/lounging), Big Sky Products convertible sweater, Wigwam Hiker socks, extra pair of undies, fleece hat, Isotoner gloves (weird for hiking I know, but they work for me), light fleece gloves (the 2 different sets can layer together).
I will make a few changes on my next section hike, probably bring silkweight base layers for sleep gear and lounging, keeping the nylon shorts to go over them. I'll drop the UnderArmor shirt and probably the Ex-Officio tank even though it's very light at only 2.2 oz. Or, I might keep the tank, add a Black Diamond fleece zip-T and skip the silkweight top. I'll probably only bring one pair of light gloves. I plan to keep the Big Sky epic jacket and pants - I really like them as rain gear and they are suitable for town use. I'll probably keep the Big Sky Convertible Sweater as my insulation.
I keep playing with different clothing layers, and I usually end up bringing more than I need, but I like the safety edge of an extra layer in case it gets colder than I expect.